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Sydney Spleen: New poems


Sydney Spleen: New poems

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SKU: 9781925818758 Category: Product ID: 229977


Title: Sydney Spleen: New poems
Publication date: 01/07/2021
Price: $24.00
Publishing status: Active

Sydney Spleen takes Charles Baudelaire s concept of spleen as melancholy with no apparent cause, characterised by a disgust with everything and combines it with a contemporary sense of irony so as to articulate the causes of our doom and gloom: corporate rapacity, climate change, disaster capitalism, the plague, neo-colonialism, fake news, fascism, and how to raise kids in a world fast becoming obsolete. The backdrop of this collection of poems is sparkling Sydney and its screens, through which the poet mainlines global angst. Fitch s spleen poems , with their radical use of form and tone, are as much an aesthetic experience as a literary one translation becomes homage becomes satire becomes song; essays become lyrics become rants become dreams. What is a poem when no one believes in the future now anyway ? Nor is the collection lacking in humour. Sydney Spleen mocks everything in its crystal glass, yet still finds real moments of connection to celebrate.

'Fitch s poems are not interested in slowly unfolding a metaphor or arriving at a singular meaning. Instead, they ask you to cling on for your life.' Sarah Holland-Batt

ISBN: 9781925818758
Weight: 150gr
Dimension: 210mm X 148mm

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Weight 150 g
Dimensions 210 × 148 mm