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Clearing A Name

Clearing A Name

by David Morley

In Clearing a Name, the author undertakes a very personal journey, re-visiting his Roma roots in and around Blackpool and distilling memories, half memories and family mythologies into the sharp focus of the present.

David Morley is that rare and valuable bird, a poet who is a trained scientist. His ability to keep his eye on the object, to describe and not decorate it, involves us in another pairing: here is the poet who is also of gypsy origins, and can thus bring into play an untouched area of experiences. The individual flavour of these poems is sharply and refreshingly underivative.

Charles Tomlinson

Clearing a Name opens up new, strange, different territory

Tom Paulin

44 pages
ISBN 1-900072-41-6
Published January 2000

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