Little Gods

Little Gods In his second collection of poems Jacob Polley has been guided and by old fashioned lyric inspiration of the sort all too rare in contemporary English poetry

  • Title: Little Gods
  • Author: Jacob Polley
  • ISBN: 9780330444200
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his second collection of poems, Jacob Polley has been guided and by old fashioned lyric inspiration of the sort all too rare in contemporary English poetry.

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    1. Not read much poetry but tend to like the more contemporary stuff rather than the William Shakespeare type.Saw this cheap in a Charity shop, it was the cover that drew me to it and then I saw the title 'Little Gods' and just knew I had to own it and read it.So now I am reading itI have sat down and read this from cover to cover. I'm no expert on reading poetry but I feel this is the first one I have read and really enjoyed nearly all the poems.I will definitely re read this little 'gem of a book [...]

    2. There is a quiet sadness to this collection, which Polley manages to make atmospheric and, at times, powerful, using relatively simple concepts and language. I really liked the first half of the collection, but the second not so much. I also tended to love individual stanzas and lines within poems more than the poem as a whole; eg. the first stanza of 'Skin and Bone'. There are a couple of poems that felt like fillers, in that they didn't have the same provocativeness as the rest; and although I [...]

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