The Common Flesh is Alison Croggon's third full-length collection of poetry. It is a powerful and compelling work in which the often very personal subject-matter of the poems - the human body, states of mind, emotional turmoil - is expressed, as the poet says, to "create a quality of tension between raw emotional immediacy and a formal poetic aesthetic that has some affinities with Brecht's theory of estrangement". With their structural delicacy, emotional impact and archetypal resonances, these poems will long remain with the reader.
ISBN 1 900072 72 6
Published October 2003