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Milesian Fables

Milesian Fables

by Alexis Lykiard

Alexis Lykiard writes: "During 1968-9 I was living in a small cottage in the Wicklow Mountains, Eire. I tried the experiment of a poetry-journal. Milesian Fables was the result.

Love of nature in all its forms, together with a sense of human exile, is what readers will find here. The poems are dated and presented in the exact order in which they were written."

This collection received much critical acclaim when it appeared:

Limited edition of 450 copies of which 15 are numbered and signed by the author. Published by Arc Publications, Todmorden. Cover and title page illustrations by Ric Hyde. Designed and printed by Tony Ward at the Arvon Press, Hebden Bridge. Dark pink paper dustwrapper with maroon design and printing over buff card cover. Perfect bound. 14 x 21.7 cms.

These short poems, celebrating a mood or a moment, have at their best an epigrammatic quality fresh and honest transmissions of experience.

Gavin Ewart

Very good indeed, entertaining, well-made, and with lovely modulations of mood form grave and tender to the witty and ironic.

Vernon Scannell

48 pages
ISBN 0 902771 49 3
Published 1976

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