Philip Levine’s Good Ear – Thumprint pocket book no.7

A cascade of wordplay rings throughout this new Thumbprint collection from Lisa Kelly. Taking her single-sided deafness, acute political observations and love of language as themes for many of these fierce but tender poems, this collection examines our own expectations and transforms them with intelligence, honesty and at times an unexpected humour. “How close, if notes are missed, is melody to malady…”

What people have been saying

Lisa Kelly’s poems are every bit attentive as they are inventive. Whether on hearing and deafness, or amongst oysters and aphids, she writes with an instinctive and joyful aplomb, which is unafraid of stretching the possibilities of language itself. Kelly also knows how to get the slippery calibration of
a poem just so, how to find the natural level between the humorous and the serious notes, the equilibrium of experience and elements of surprise balanced perfectly in these playful, melodious lines.” – Jane Commane

Philip Levine's Good Ear by Lisa KellyISBN: 978-1-910413-29-6
Publisher: Stonewood Press
Price: £4.99 (Thumbprint Pocket book – Poetry)
Extent: 34 pages
Publication: November 2018
(also available as an eBook December 2018)

Additional information

Weight 90 g
Dimensions 110 × 154 × 4 mm


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