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  • ISBN 0151001065
  • ISBN13 978-0151001064
  • Language English
  • Author Christopher Reid
  • Publisher Harcourt; 1 edition (April 3, 2001)
  • Pages 144
  • Formats docx lrf rtf azw
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Poetry
  • Size ePub 1568 kb
  • Size Fb2 1948 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 917

Since 1976, Christopher Reid has been startling and delighting readers of poetry. His philosphic concerns are often expressed in small, domestic details, but, as with the Metaphysical poets he admires, the effect heightens his poetry's seriousness and impact. Reid finds significance in the marginal, the endangered, the apocryphal, and the absurd. His verse, which has earned him both the distinguished Hawthornden and Somerset Maugham Prizes, is subversive and highly intelligent.The Pultizer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic provides a welcome introduction to one of England's most distinguished and original voices.

Since 1976, Christopher Reid has been startling and delighting readers of poetry.

Since 1976, Christopher Reid has been startling and delighting readers of poetry. His philosphic concerns are often expressed in small. Charles Simic selected these poems for an American audience (from Reid's first five books published in England) and did an exemplary job. Reid is a master of the short poem although his long poem ""Survival: A Patchwork" is poignant and deft. If you stopped reading English poetry at Hughes or Larkin, then you're in for a treat. Reid has enough verbal antics and sly humor for several rereadings. His philosphic concerns are often expressed in small, domestic details, but, as with the Metaphysical poets he admires, the effect heightens his poetry's seriousness and impact. Reid finds significance in the marginal, the endangered, the apocryphal, and the absurd.

Christopher Reid was born in Hong Kong in 1949, educated in England .

Christopher Reid was born in Hong Kong in 1949, educated in England, and studied at Oxford University from 1968-1971. He won an Eric Gregory Award for his poetry in 1978. A year later his first poetry collection, Arcadia (1979) was published, winning the 1980 Somerset Maugham Award and the Hawthornden Prize. A selection of his poems was published in the US as Mermaids Explained (2001). He is often cited as co-founder with Craig Raine of the 'Martian School' of poetry which employs exotic and humorous metaphors to defamiliarize everyday experiences and objects.

Christopher John Reid, FRSL (born 13 May 1949) is a Hong Kong-born British poet, essayist, cartoonist, and writer. In January 2010 he won the 2009 Costa Book Award for A Scattering, written as a tribute to his late wife, the actress Lucinda Gane

Christopher John Reid, FRSL (born 13 May 1949) is a Hong Kong-born British poet, essayist, cartoonist, and writer. In January 2010 he won the 2009 Costa Book Award for A Scattering, written as a tribute to his late wife, the actress Lucinda Gane. Beside winning the poetry category, Reid became the first poet to take the overall Costa Book of the Year since Seamus Heaney in 1999. He had been nominated for Whitbread Awards in 1996 and in 1997 (Costa Awards under their previous name).

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Mermaids Explained: Poems ) Since 1976, Christopher Reid has been startling and delighting readers of poetry. He is one exponent of Martian poetry, which employs unusual metaphors to render everyday experiences and objects unfamiliar.

Mermaids Explained book. His verse, which has earne Since 1976, Christopher Reid has been startling and delighting readers of poetry. Since 1976, Christopher Reid has been startling and delighting readers. His philosphic concerns are often expressed in small, domestic details, but, as with the Metaphysical poets he admires, the effect heightens his poetry"s seriousness and impact

Since 1976, Christopher Reid has been startling and delighting readers of poetry. His philosphic concerns are often expressed in small, domestic details, but, as with the Metaphysical poets he admires, the effect heightens his poetry"s seriousness and impact. His verse, which has earned him both the distinguished Hawthornden and Somerset Maugham Prizes, is subversive and highly intelligent.

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Adam Newey enjoys Christopher Reid's quirky, observational collection. The book's keynotes are its brilliant visual similes, which cause the poems to lurch off in unexpected directions: pigs' heads on a butcher's slab are "pallid putti" with "ears like wings"; a weightlifter looks like a "human telephone"; beach-side palm trees are "nature's swizzle-sticks" that "stir the afternoon air, to a sky-blue cocktail, of ozone and dead.

Talk about Mermaids Explained: Poems


Urllet
Please don't bother me. I like the poems--some. I dislike others. Poetry can be fun. What else do you want?
Zyangup
Please disregard the disgruntled review by Lyraka who wanted poems about mermaids and could not stomach that mermaids were "dugongs or dolphins" in Christopher Reid's clever title poem. Charles Simic selected these poems for an American audience (from Reid's first five books published in England) and did an exemplary job. Reid is a master of the short poem although his long poem ""Survival: A Patchwork" is poignant and deft.If you stopped reading English poetry at Hughes or Larkin, then you're in for a treat. Reid has enough verbal antics and sly humor for several rereadings. Reid is brilliant; I highly recommend these poems to you.(He is also one of the poets anthologized by Charles Simic and Don Patterson in New British Poetry published by Graywolf-also recommended.)
Whitemaster
The poems are about swiss cheese and farting. NOT ABOUT MERMAIDS!!!!! This book needs a new title. I bought this book to read poems about mermaids like the title suggests. Horribly disappointed.