Catalogue


Pistol sonnets /
by John Hartley Williams.
imprint
London : Salt Pub., 2012.
description
108 p. ; 18 cm.
ISBN
9781844718467 (pbk.)
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imprint
London : Salt Pub., 2012.
isbn
9781844718467 (pbk.)
catalogue key
8560902
A Look Inside
First Chapter
Palais de LeavesThe forest strikes up the band. Rustling all round us Moon is the dance-floor out of which we grow The single trunk of your body, the sweep of your branches This is Hard Symphony Hall, a concerto for us I spit on my hands to get a better grip And hold you still against the vertical of me I'm the patron saint of anti-dance St David of the penny, St Michael of the knot I'm the oak-loving labourer you picked up at the Roxy I want to show you how I feel about standing With nowhere else for you to look but up I want to make your world a sky, have you see A comet plunging home to die Above these night befallen trees
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Williams grabs our attention instantly with his humour, his outlandish gifts for imagery '¦ and his narrative skills. Who else would dare to corrupt Keats' Ode to Autumn: Season of yellow sputum, missed cabs and recklessness
J.H.W. doesn't know how to write a poem that isn't intelligent, audacious and fresh, and he brings all three traits, plus a suave mastery of form, to thesePistol Sonnets.
Language in Williams is explored and kicked about and generally dragged through the mud '_¦ And I kind of liked that.
Language in Williams is explored and kicked about and generally dragged through the mud ... And I kind of liked that.
If there's been something missing in your life since William Burroughs went to the great needle exchange in the sky, then perhaps John Hartley Williams is the author for you.
Language in Williams is explored and kicked about and generally dragged through the mud '¦ And I kind of liked that.
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Main Description
The hartley flyby nucleus is small, a long axis spinning 2 kilometer jets of dust and gas - an impressively active surface. Sunlight on nucleus of rough areas stretching to implosions on the elongated nucleus join the variables of its Epoxi Mission using re-usable Deep Impact scrap technology. Look back 700 kilometres, observe tune burps register nil variband mission divinology over a wide eschatology of schism. Sculptures of sexo-time employ lunar nipple graphs to register smurf-chasms emancipated by long-tailed projectiles. Fine booze results are calibrated with mugs. Big 108 Pages Don't Take Less.
Main Description
The hartley flyby nucleus is small, a long axis spinning 2 kilometer jets of dust and gas an impressively active surface. Sunlight on nucleus of rough areas stretching to implosions on the elongated nucleus join the variables of its Epoxi Mission using re-usable Deep Impact scrap technology. Look back 700 kilometres, observe tune burps register nil variband mission divinology over a wide eschatology of schism. Sculptures of sexo-time employ lunar nipple graphs to register smurf-chasms emancipated by long-tailed projectiles. Fine booze results are calibrated with mugs. Big 108 Pages Don't Take Less.
Main Description
A stunning new pocket edition of William's sonnet sequence Pistol Sonnets, now revised and updated. This collection of 99 sonnets is an act of homage to the surrealist practice of automatism. Formally, the book is an exploration of the fourteen line restriction and is divided into three sections. The poems are composed to mimic the brevity and finality of pistol shots. The targets are love, sex, mystery, mistaken identities, chance encounters, language, sex and again, the possibilites of love.

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