The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop


The Floodmeadow draws us into a seething pastoral where lightning threatens and thunder gathers, pylons and powerlines hum, and steel-framed gates sing out into the wind. In these incantatory pieces, everything is present at once. The landscape, teetering on apocalypse, is characterised by collision and disintegration. The world is populated by archangels and wild gods, the roar of military aircraft, hunting dogs caught permanently suspended in the chase and a car that veers from the road into the floodwater in which the whole collection is saturated. Human relations are fleeting and vulnerable, appearing in the impression of a wedding or the recurring moments captured between a father and son, who make between them delicate balsawood constructions, which – as the poems do themselves – take flight in the turmoil, ecstatic one moment, plunged into darkness the next.


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Author Rivas, Toby Mar las Published by Faber & Faber ISBN 9780571376438 EAN 9780571376438 Bic Code Cover Paperback