This Is Not a Rescue

This Is Not a Rescue

Written by: Emily Blewitt

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  • Publish Date: 2017-04-27
  • ISBN-10: 1781724091
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Emily Blewitt's debut collection of poetry is This Is Not a Rescue (Seren). The Carmarthen-born young author writes beautifully considered poems about love and relationships ('I Threw Myself at You', 'Navigation Points'), about living in modern Wales ('How to Explain Hiraeth to an Englishman'), satirical pieces about office life ('When I Think of Bald Men'), as well as more occasional poems ('Devouring Jane'- on Jane Austen's heroes - and 'Boba Fett and the Sarlacc', a couple of cult characters plucked from Star Wars). There are two short sequences: one on a favourite cat, the other inspired by the ubiquitous crows in Wales. A wry, even slightly sardonic tone, contrasts with a lighter lyricism. The author also doesn't shrink from several darker narratives involving sexual abuse and violence.

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