The Glass Rooster.
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Auckland University Press (30 May 2015)
By: Janis Freegard (Author)
Our guide on this journey is a glass rooster –: observer of stars and lover of hens –: who first popped up in Janis Freegard’:s poetry years ago and wanders unchecked through the book. These are searching, remarkable poems –: about art, about places, about unusual expeditions, and about love.
Each of the eight sections (or ‘:echo-systems’:) in the book –: The Damp Places, Forest, Cityscape, The Alpine Zone, Space, Home : Garden, Underground and In the Desert –: is introduced by a triolet, a French poetic form with repeated lines. Other poems are arranged in pairs, each echoing something about the other, whether desert plants, the presence of balloons or the dangers of working in a mine. The result is a tremendous, riotous exploration of an interconnected world.
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