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Bloodshot Monochrome

by Patience Agbabi (Author)



ISBN: 9781847671530


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Bloodshot Monochrome: Poems by Patience Agbabi (Paperback) (ISBN: 9781847671530)

Offers a snapshot of twenty-first-century Britain. This book features the sonnet, and covers various subjects ranging from love to sex, family to race and from writing to film noir.

This collection is a glorious snapshot of twenty-first-century Britain. Playing with the ultimate poetic form, the sonnet, Agbabi twists and reinvents it, approaching subjects ranging from love to sex, family to race and from writing to film noir.Following is an extract from the book: 'I was twelve, as in the twelve-bar blues, sick for the Southeast, marooned on the North Wales coast. A crotchet, my tongue craving the music of Welsh, Scouse or Mancs. Entering the outpost of Colwyn Bay pier, midsummer, noon, nightclub for those of us with the deep ache of adolescence, when I heard that tune, named it in one. Soul. My heart was break dancing on the road to Wigan Casino, northern soul mecca where transatlantic bass beat blacker than blue in glittering mono. Then back, via Southport, Rhyl, to the time, place, I bit the Big Apple. Black, impatient, young. A string of pips exploding on my tongue.'


ISBN 1847671535
ISBN13 9781847671530
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Publication date 17/04/2008
Pages 96
Weight (grammes) 92
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 198
Width (mm) 130
PATIENCE AGBABI is renowned for her live perfomances. Her poems have been broadcast on television and radio all over the world. Her work has also appeared on the London Underground and human skin. She has lectured in Creative Writing at several UK universities including Greenwich, Cardiff and Kent. Her books include three poetry collections R.A.W., Transformatrix, and Bloodshot Monochrome.