In this remarkably assured and elegant first collection, James Sheard tackles the subject of the individual in European history.
In this remarkably assured and elegant first collection, James Sheard tackles the subject of the individual in European history. Ideologies and upheavals, old and new, pervade the environment of his poetry, and what emerge are those moments when his characters connect, however briefly, with the forces that surround them.
In this remarkably assured, elegant first collection, James Sheard takes on the subject of the individual in European history, suspecting that the End of History has been announced a little early. The environment inhabited by his poetry is pervaded by ideologies and upheavals, both old and new; the speakers of his poems brag, explain, confess, resign, but are always human in their concerns.
Title : Scattering Eva. Product Category : Books. James Sheard was born in Cyprus in 1962, and spent his childhood abroad, mainly in Singapore and Germany. As an adult, he spent periods living in Hamburg and Helsinki. Goods inserted into heavy duty cardboard envelopes which are recyclable. His work has appeared in various magazines and has been translated into German and Danish for publication and broadcast. He lives in Sheffield, where he recently completed the MA Writing at Sheffield Hallam, where he was awarded the 2003 Ictus Prize for poetry.
Combining love, politics, history and belief, Scattering Eva quickly takes up residence in the reader's imagination. Sheard is also something of a rarity - a manifestly European poet working in English. Not to be missed" (Sean O’Brien). These poems burn with life and feeling.
Attuned to history, James Sheard's poetry assays the Spanish Civil war, the .
Attuned to history, James Sheard's poetry assays the Spanish Civil war, the Gunpowder Plot, the Baader-Meinhof gang, and the bombing of Dresden (the latter tackled in the title sequence, 30 pages of fragmentary, elliptical lyrics). Scattering Eva is a dense, demanding collection, its first poem name-checking Herman Hesse, Otto Dix, Jan Hus and Hieronymous Bosch in the space of 12 lines. Sometimes, the results of all this learning are comically cryptic. At the heart of the book are a number of pieces about the death of the poet's father; the flotsam of loss includes an old dressing-gown and a tape-recording of her parents.
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Derrial Book (commonly called Shepherd Book and born as Henry Evans) is a fictional character played by Ron Glass in the ern television series Firefly and its sequel movie, Serenity. He is a Shepherd (the literal English translation of the clerical title "Pastor", from the Latin), and provides frequent spiritual advice and perspectives for the crew of Serenity.