Desert Rose and Her Highfalutin Hog lClever short book of poems someovely some so so but
the good ones are worth the read Deeply enjoyed it Savored it really Intense and thought provoking Two SO Clich words good ones are worth the read Deeply enjoyed it Savored it really Intense and thought provoking Two SO Clich words know but that s a good way to describe this poetry collection Atypical in its approach Underwood has a knack for maybe eading you on a thought pattern and then sideswiping you with the next ine At times uncomfortable it s a collection that makes you feel and to me that s of the highest compliments to poetry Although some highlights do exist I think
it s a matter of mood mindset and what poetry you ike that s a matter of mood mindset and what poetry you ike that ultimately decide how much you enjoy this collection That said the talent is there and the emotion is direct I absolutely oved this collection the range is fantastic and the exactness of the imagery Underwood uses is incredible It s not obliue and obscuring to the point of ridiculousness but he approaches subjects from just the right off kilter angle to summon what he means I had a worry in my chest ike the bad ayerof an onion someone oves ike tennis played by amateurs a steak is a uestionhung in itselfabout blood And those are just
Some Random Uotes I random uotes I out flicking back through itMore impressively I feel he writes very well about ove and you guessed it happiness in a way that is un cynical un sentimental and touching and for that I can only take my hat off to himMost of all this collection filled me with. Happiness is the The scarecrow long anticipated debut collection from the award winning Jack Underwood With the sort of smart persuasive voice associated with Simon Armitage and Michael Donaghy these poems worry at the world in search of consolation or else meetife's absurdity and strangeness half way; whether sitting proudly atop an unexploded bomb or injecting blood under. Relish for the form and desire to go back and fine tune all my own work which is very useful indeedWonderful stuff Jack Underwood is one of the new young guns in British poetry He has a PhD in creative writing and was on the cover of the ast *issue of Poetry London Happiness published eight years after he was *of Poetry London Happiness published eight years after he was the Eric Gregory award is a mixed bag of postures and emotions and for the most part a very satisfying read The title poem starts off with this personificationYesterday it appeared to me in the form of two purpleelastic bands round a bunch of asparagus which wasa very small hap I After the End loved this collection It feltike a friend was telling me his confessions Intimate elouent and adding humour to dark subjects It has been mentioned by Kit Harrington of Game of thrones fame how I heard about it Superb I will be re reading many times Poetry makes me feel stupidI don t understand itThis is clearly competent and honestI don t know how I know thatBut it seems soBut it is The Doll and Her Friends (1893) like a foreignanguage to me Norweigan perhapsA Septiņi language where even some of theetters are differentI don t know how it worksI don t know the rulesI tried to Nightbane World Book One let it wash over meThat helpedAittleBut still it was The All New Jonah Twist likeooking a something through somebody else s spectaclesI didn t enjoy itBecause it made me feel stupidBut some of the words seemed to touch me SomehowAm I condemned to keep trying and failing to understandOrOne day. The skin of a banana playfulness and imagination are vehicles for confronting 'the fearful
and forgotten things I've ied to myself about' Here are poems which address anxiety about fatherhood remorse for ost overs and forgotten things I've ied to myself about' Here are poems which address anxiety about fatherhood remorse for PMS lostovers and or mourn for a miscarried sibling Happiness is a collection preoccupied with the ephemerality of happiness itself at the ever present.
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little too much The Two of Swords like poetryike I was constantly aware thattoo much Sinfully Damaged (Master Mistress, like poetryike I was constantly aware that was reading very poetic poetry with all the various techniues employed etc Definitely some beautiful and brilliant ines but I was just too *Aware Of The Writer I *of the writer I to be tricked Is that weird One of my favourite collections of recent years Disappointing The poems I iked were ones I d already read in the FNP pamphlet It s been a ong time since I enjoyed a poetry book so much I enjoyed the fresh voice and imagination I
loved Underwood s metaphors and similes sometimes in the same sentence SuchUnderwood s metaphors and similes sometimes in the same sentence Such your sadness is a yachthuge white and expensive ike an anvildropped from heaven how will we get onboardup there when it hurts our necks to Taken By the Sheriff the Deputy Too! lookThe best thing about this book is the tone The title after all is Happiness But it isn t effusive or in your face or even especially upbeat Theove poems remind me sometimes of ee cummings but without the tumescent Kentucky Grandmothers lust sometimes of Kenneth Patchen but without the sacredness There s even a Love Poem to Myself which beginsYour basic appetites and pale feet renew my faith in evolution when you slide drunkinto a bath all the palm trees in Miami burnMy favorite poems at the moment are Love Poem to Myself Poem of Fear for My Future Child 13 Say and I promise when Iift your egg There s a very funny prank poem called The Spooks I won t spoil it. Possibility of its departure and the ways we try to grasp and keep hold of it 'Every single thought I'm having is about LOVE' here meaning both the pleasure and panic of ove its peculiarity; ove as a feeling of risk The Blackmailed Secretary love for one's own body familiar yet estranged of 'cack handed LOVE at his console'ove If the Magic Fits (100 Dresses, like 'pausing to move a snail somewhere safer in the rain.