Ten Poems About Art - Poetry Pamphlet
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‘Instead of a Card’. Each pamphlet is gorgeous both inside and out. With covers created by leading contemporary artists and poems hand-picked to speak to every kind of reader, all the lovely Poetry Pamphlet titles offer a richly rewarding reading journey.
Each pamphlet comes with an envelope for posting and a bookmark for a special message. Whether you’re choosing for a friend or for yourself, we think you’ll find you’re spoilt for choice.“A greeting that not only gives great pleasure but illuminates our lives – like a message in a bottle” (Robert McCrum, The Observer).
Poems about art have a long and vivid history, and some of our greatest poets have tried to capture in verse the beguiling worlds of colour on canvas. Geoff Dyer’s remarkably wide-ranging selection encourages us to look at familiar and unfamiliar paintings and artists with fresh eyes.
We find ourselves in Vermeer’s studio next door to a rowdy alehouse and meet a Bonnard nude day-dreaming in her bathtub. There’s a contemplative poem capturing the calm of a Vuillard interior, and then there’s life as one of Miró’s dots:
These poems are sure to delight every art lover, reminding us that any painting worth its salt has a thousand different meanings.
Geoff Dyer is the award-winning author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction. His books have been translated into 24 languages.
Poems by Fleur Adcock, Moniza Alvi, WH Auden, Sue Hubbard, Mark Doty, Linda France, Mimi Khalvati, RS Thomas, Tomas Tranströmer and William Carlos Williams.