The Age of Destruction and Lies

Loydell, Rupert (2023) The Age of Destruction and Lies. Shearsman Books, Bristol. ISBN 9781848618893 (In Press)

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Abstract / Summary

In this new book of poems Rupert Loydell writes about the world he now finds himself living in, questioning the damage caused by time, memory, lockdown, aging, politics, lies, neglect and disinformation. Whether grappling with social history, corrupt data, roadbuilding, Grenfell Tower, urban graffiti, faith and fine art, or 'the fickleness of language', these damaged prayers and disbelieving explorations are 'configured for maximum twitch'. And despite the resigned conclusion that 'we are only ever likely to have a clear backwards view', and even though 'it is totally absurd to expect answers that might help explain our world', Loydell clings to the way that 'memory is all about being able to change the past', and notes that 'the future is here right now'.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 9781848618893
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
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Depositing User: Rupert Loydell
Date Deposited: 11 May 2023 11:40
Last Modified: 11 May 2023 11:40
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/4801

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