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Poetry: If all the world and love were young

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Read a review of this in the telegraph which piqued my interest so I picked it up. 

 

 If All The World And Love Were Young https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0141990023/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Kk3RDbJ1ZF825

 

its really quite sad, but was very good. Dunno if there’s much interest in poetry in here though. 

 

Synopsis; although it really doesn’t do it justice. 

 

Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 

When Stephen Sexton was young, video games were a way to slip through the looking glass; to be in two places at once; to be two people at once. In these poems about the death of his mother, this moving, otherworldly narrative takes us through the levels of Super Mario World, whose flowered landscapes bleed into our world, and ours, strange with loss, bleed into it. His remarkable debut is a daring exploration of memory, grief and the necessity of the unreal.

 

 

Poet just won the Forward Prize award too. 

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I read a lot of poetry, though mainly older stuff and I also dabble in writing some myself.

 

I will download the sample of this book for my kindle today as I must admit, sad poetry is usually what I read the most of.

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