New poetry The Other Guernica and Family Likeness

September 20th, 2018 § 0 comments

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Two new poetry collections are available from Cultured Llama:

The Other Guernica: Poems Inspired by Spanish Art, by Derek Sellen

Family Likeness, by Michael Curtis.

Inspired by Spanish artists from the 15th century to the 21st, The Other Guernica invites us into worlds of violence and love, war and domesticity, in a collection that is both a coherent homage to the painting of Spain, and a daring exploration of what might emerge when word meets image. Read with or without the images that inspired them, Derek Sellen’s poems are equally powerful.

This is a work of outstanding richness and variety, imagination, thought, storytelling, full of vivid imagery and the pleasures of language.

Professor Janet Montefiore

Links to the paintings

Buy the book for £10 plus p&p (free postage and packing if you buy two or more books from Cultured Llama): The Other Guernica: Poems Inspired by Spanish Art 

 

In Family Likeness, Michael Curtis describes a vivid and at times unsettling world. There are moving and apt memorials to war dead and to family members, some only recently uncovered from a hidden past. Alongside a portrait of post-war life as a child in Liverpool and perfectly rendered scenes of Kentish life here and now, these poems span time with compassion and insight to make a substantial and impressive collection.

Buy the book for £10 plus p&p (free postage and packing if you buy two or more books from Cultured Llama): Family Likeness

Also by Michael Curtis: The Fire in Me Now 

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