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Playing House Katherine Stansfield

Playing House

Katherine Stansfield

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ISBN : 9781781721933
Paperback
72 pages
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Playing House, the debut collection of poetry from Katherine Stansfield, features a concise wit, a distinct voice, and an unsettling view of the domestic with ordinary subjects viewed through the author’s satirical yet sympathetic eye. John Lennon’sMorePlaying House, the debut collection of poetry from Katherine Stansfield, features a concise wit, a distinct voice, and an unsettling view of the domestic with ordinary subjects viewed through the author’s satirical yet sympathetic eye. John Lennon’s tooth, an imaginary Canada, bees in Rhode Island, and office politics are all peculiar grist to this author’s mill. She presents both historical subjects, such as Captain Scott of the Antarctic, and common objects, such as household bleach, with a skewed perspective, adding humor, drama, and a quietly distinctive pathos.‘Striking imagery, strange leaps of thought, wit and menace aside, the unmistakeable thrill of Katherine Stansfield’s poetry is in the voice. It addresses the world directly, takes it personally, and comes at the reader from constantly unexpected angles, a tangible, physical thing.’ – Philip Gross‘Tightly-wrought and multi-layered, Katherine Stansfields poems are a wonderful alchemy, touching on a range of experiences, each one lit with rhythm and wordplay, from the laminated skin of the library card to the hymn to bleach.’ – Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch ‘