Maskwork

Leadbetter, Gregory (2020) Maskwork. Nine Arches Press, Rugby. ISBN 9781913437039

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Abstract

In Gregory Leadbetter’s second poetry collection, Maskwork, mystery, theatre and ritual combine to reveal rather than to disguise. The mask, in these resonant poems, acts as a way of becoming, seeing, and knowing – granting access to altered states and otherworlds hidden within and beyond ourselves. Here, language itself becomes an animating magic, connecting humans to our ecological roots.

The spirit of revival, renaissance, new birth and rebirth haunts this book: and at its core, the idea of poetry itself as a form of learning – an art and a mystery – runs like a quicksilver thread throughout, between the elusive and the certain. Leadbetter’s meticulously attuned lyrical poetry tells of the transformative experience of knowing, a dynamic state of being that forever alters both the knower and the known.

Item Type: Book
Date: 24 September 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poetry Collection
Subjects: Q300 English studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of English
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA27: English Language and Literature
Depositing User: Selina Schmidt
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2020 15:18
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 15:29
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9976

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