Brass Band to Follow (Paperback)

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Award-winning poet Bryan Walpert’s fourth collection of lyric poems ranges in its focus from flowers to infinities, from laundry to eternity, but is founded most fully on what it is to move into middle age – to wait for life’s promised brass band to arrive.
Whether writing from the perspective of a parent watching childhood slip away or ventriloquising the 17th-century scientific language of Robert Hooke and Robert Boyle to craft surprising love poems, he engages the world with a keen and often witty perception, a deft juggling of the sentence, and a sense of wonder.
Frequently playful in approach, the poems are always serious in their engagement with the bewildering nature of time passing – of growing up and growing older.

About the Author

Bryan Walpert has three previous collections of poetry – Etymology, A History of Glass and Native Bird. He is the author of a novella, Late Sonata, winner of the Seizure Viva La Novella prize; a collection of short fiction, Ephraim’s Eyes; and two scholarly books: Poetry and Mindfulness: Interruption to a Journey, and Resistance to Science in Contemporary American Poetry. His work has been recognised by the Montreal International Poetry Award, the NZ International Poetry Competition and the James Wright Poetry Award. He is a professor in creative writing at Massey University, Auckland.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781990048043
ISBN-10: 1990048048
Publisher: Otago University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2021
Pages: 86
Language: English