Bloodlines

Bloodlines
by Andy Brown


In Bloodlines Andy Brown turns his attention to the subjects of medicine and the human body, treating them with the lyricism, imaginative range and formal agility for which his poetry has become well known.  The poems in part one, Public Speaking, offer personal narratives and multiple perspectives, while the poems of part two, Bloodlines, explore the longer lines of medical history through medical paintings, sculptures and translations — from the Spanish of Borges, Machado, Nuñez, Villacañas and De Quevedo Y Villegas. There are also a number of lively versions of medical scenes from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and a number of poems that focus on disease, hygiene and sanitation.

‘Warm, confident, assertive and humane poetry that has plenty of longevity and gravitas, not to mention serious poetic impulse.’
– Stride Magazine

Launch Event – Tuesday May 29th, Exeter University

Bloodlines (Andy Brown) and A Body of Work (Andy Brown & Corinna Wagner)

You are warmly invited to an evening of poetry about health, medicine and the body, with Andy Brown & Corinna Wagner, on Tuesday May 29th, 6pm, in the Wellcome Centre for the Cultures and Environments of Health, Exeter University.  Andy will read from Bloodlines (Worple Press) and Corinna will read from and discuss their co-edited Bloomsbury anthology A Body of Work. Please see full details on the Eventbrite page where you can reserve your free place.

Published: 20 April 2018
ISBN: 978 1 905208 40 1
Pages: 70
Price: £10.00



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