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Polite Forms New poetry by Harry White.

Polite Forms

Publication Date 30th, March, 2012

ISBN 978-1-904505-55-6

Cost 12.00

 “Polite Forms” is a sequence of poems that meditates on family life. These poems remember and reimagine scenes from childhood and adolescence through the formal composure of the sonnet, so that the uniformity of this framing device promotes a tension as between a neatly arranged album of photographs and the chaos and flow of experience itself. Throughout the collection there is a constant preoccupation with the difference between actual remembrance and the illumination or meaning which poetry can afford. Some of the poems ‘rewind the tapes of childhood’ across two or three generations, and all of them are akin to pictures at an exhibition which survey individual impressions of childhood and parenthood in a thematically continuous series of portraits drawn from life.


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Harry White


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