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My Life as a Painter

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Matthew Sweeney's palette in My Life as a Painter - his twelfth collection - features a wild mix of birds and animals: lizards, snakes, rats, camels, donkeys, feral cats, dogs and owls. One dog transmits telepathic requests for the food he wants, and there's a parrot who speaks as ambassador for the bird world. Sweeney's canvas here is the transhuman: where boundaries between human and non-human can't be fixed, dreams turn into torments, secrets stay hidden, strange communiques remain unclear, and the natural weirdness of his native Donegal verges on the surreal. There are poems ostensibly about art, artists and ... Read more

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Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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About Matthew Sweeney
Matthew Sweeney (1952-2018) was born in Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland. He moved to London in 1973 and studied at the Polytechnic of North London and the University of Freiburg. After living in Berlin and Timisoara for some years, he returned to Ireland and settled in Cork. He died in August 2018 from motor neurone disease. His poetry collections include A ... Read more

Reviews for My Life as a Painter
'...one of the most adventurous, life-enhancing and distinctive poets of his gifted generation.' - Bill Swainson paying tribute to the late Matthew Sweeney in The Guardian 'Matthew had the courage of his own idiosyncratic sensibility; nobody now writing has Matthew's gift for employing language and images of fable to such a dark and unsettling effect, ringing the ... Read more

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