Written between 2011 and 2015, Through continues the inquiry into the language of public space that David Herd embarked upon in All Just. Here, five extended poems address the ways contemporary public language has been rendered officially hostile. Considering the cost of such official hostility to human intimacy, Through sets out to register broken affections, to explore the possibilities of solidarity and trust.
Carcanet Press Ltd.; January 2017
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- Title: Through
- Author: David Herd
Imprint: Carcanet Press Ltd.
About The Author
David Herd is a poet, critic, teacher and activist. He has given readings and lectures in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, the USA and the UK, and his poems, essays and reviews have been widely published in magazines, journals and newspapers. His collections of poetry include All Just (Carcanet, 2012) and Outwith (Bookthug, 2012), and his recent writings on the politics of human movement have appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Parallax and Almost Island. He is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Kent and a co-organizer of Refugee Tales.