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The Resource Physical, Andrew McMillan

Physical, Andrew McMillan

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Physical
Title
Physical
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Andrew McMillan
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the 2015 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Raw and urgent, these poems are hymns to the male body - to male friendship and male love - muscular, sometimes shocking, but always deeply moving. We are witness here to an almost religious celebration of the flesh: a flesh vital with the vulnerability of love and loss, to desire and its departure. In an extraordinary blend of McMillan's own colloquial Yorkshire rhythms with a sinewy, Metaphysical music and Thom Gunn's torque and speed - 'your kiss was deep enough to stand in' - the poems in this first collection confront what it is to be a man and interrogate the very idea of masculinity. This is poetry where every instance of human connection, from the casual encounter to the intimate relationship, becomes redeemable and revelatory. Dispensing with conventional punctuation, the poet is attentive and alert to the quality of breathing, giving the work an extraordinary sense of being vividly poised and present - drawing lines that are deft, lyrical and perfectly pitched from a world of urban dereliction. An elegant stylist and unfashionably honest poet, McMillan's eye and ear are tuned, exactly, to both the mechanics of the body and the miracles of the heart
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Cataloging source
EQO
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1988-
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McMillan, Andrew
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
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  • Gay men
  • Desire
Label
Physical, Andrew McMillan
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Poems
  • Earlier versions of some of the poems appeared in various magazines and anthologies
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: i.physical -- Jacob with the angel -- Urination -- The men are weeping in the gym -- Strongman -- Yoga -- The schoolboys -- Screen -- Just because I do this, doesn't mean -- Saturday night -- Choke -- Leda to her daughters -- Today -- Not quite -- Things men take -- If it wasn't for the nights -- ii. Protest of the physical -- iii.degradation -- How to be a man -- I.m. -- Okunna per runna -- Morn -- When loud the storm and furious is the gale -- The fact we almost killed a badger is incidental -- Revelations -- A gift -- Finally
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
52 pages
Isbn
9780224102131
Lccn
2015514936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915916337
  • (OCoLC)ocn915916337
  • 898254
Label
Physical, Andrew McMillan
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Poems
  • Earlier versions of some of the poems appeared in various magazines and anthologies
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: i.physical -- Jacob with the angel -- Urination -- The men are weeping in the gym -- Strongman -- Yoga -- The schoolboys -- Screen -- Just because I do this, doesn't mean -- Saturday night -- Choke -- Leda to her daughters -- Today -- Not quite -- Things men take -- If it wasn't for the nights -- ii. Protest of the physical -- iii.degradation -- How to be a man -- I.m. -- Okunna per runna -- Morn -- When loud the storm and furious is the gale -- The fact we almost killed a badger is incidental -- Revelations -- A gift -- Finally
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
52 pages
Isbn
9780224102131
Lccn
2015514936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)915916337
  • (OCoLC)ocn915916337
  • 898254

Library Locations

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      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
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