Rain Rider - Salt Modern Poets (Hardback)David Briggs (author)
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Rain Rider is a book of echoes and allusions, mirrors and reflections: words are signs that keep changing their position, taking new forms, suggesting new ideas, as they recur, recto/verso. Briggs's vision is essentially ludic and irreverent, whether he's evoking the plangent nostalgia of the Test Card, conjuring the Devil, or riffing on an artisan perfume. Rain Rider is a book of forms, of thought poured into vessels: it begins with a rain-filled chalice and closes with an upended urn of ashes. Through it all, in a returning sequence, we find archetypal figures - the Fool, the Hermit, the Mariner and Thief - as though running amok in the serifed leading of the typeface.
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 96 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm
What his new book shows is that his sense of poetic vocation has sharpened to a point at which a real kind of poetry makes its way through him, being shaped and shorn with enormous skill, but possessing its own life and duende.-- David Morley