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A Two-Part Invention

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Description for A Two-Part Invention Paperback. Num Pages: 64 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 138 x 4. Weight in Grams: 97.
The informing spirit of Garrett's second collection is music – in the cadences of the language, the forms and resolutions of the poems. For her, a memorable poem is a kind of two-part invention, an interplay of the reader's imagination and the poet's intention. As in Bach's deceptively simple studies of that name, when the two discrete melodic lines of reader's and poet's imagination run parallel, polyphony is suggested. Elizabeth Garrett's debut volume The Rule of Three was one of the 20 'New Generation Poets' titles in 1994. A Two-Part Invention was her second collection.

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About Elizabeth Garrett
Elizabeth Garrett was born in London in 1958, and grew up in Channel Islands. Her first book of poems, The Rule of Three (Bloodaxe Books, 1991), was selected for the New Generation Poets promotion in 1994, and followed by a second collection, A Two-Part Invention, in 1998. Her poems appeared in Carol Rumens’ anthology New Women Poets (Bloodaxe Books, 1990), ... Read more

Reviews for A Two-Part Invention
It is a “metaphysical” poetry (John Donne is one of the few ascertainable influences), almost glacial in its composure, intangible and profoundly erotic.
Francesco Rugnoni
L’Indice (Italy)
As near to a pure lyric poet as we’ll get in our times.
Peter Forbes
Poetry Review

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