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Description for Yarn Paperback. Sequel to his acclaimed debut The Crumb Road, Buddhist priest Maitreyabandhu's new collection is about the stories we tell: a vivid and at times disturbing account of the world we live in and the history that shapes us. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 157 x 234 x 13. Weight in Grams: 222.
Yarn is about the stories we tell. Collected around four dramatic monologues - Hanoi Journal, The Cattle Farmer's Tale, The Travellers from Orissa and Aaron's Brother - Yarn includes an extended sequence of elegies, an account of a Warwickshire childhood and two stories about the Buddha. Ranging from the Holocaust to ancient India, from Kabir to modern Vietnam, using free verse, rhyme, prose poem and blank verse, Buddhist priest Maitreyabandhu's new collection is a vivid and at times disturbing account of the world we live in and the history that shapes us. His first book-length collection, The Crumb Road (Bloodaxe ... Read more

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About Maitreyabandhu
Maitreyabandhu was born Ian Johnson in 1961, in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. His parents ran a coach firm on the High Street. Initially trained as a nurse at the Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry, he went on to study fine art at Goldsmiths College, London, alongside Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst. He started attending classes at the London Buddhist Centre (LBC) in 1986, and ... Read more

Reviews for Yarn
'The Crumb Road has a rich, melancholy modesty, and to spend time with it enriches our attention' - Sean O'Brien, Guardian.; 'A fine example of how potent a poetry of quiet expression can be' - Matthew Jarvis, Poetry Review.; 'This wonderfully alert and attentive collection continually reminds us that the spiritual is not some easy escape' - Deryn Rees-Jones & ... Read more

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