I Spy Pinhole Eye

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    Fresh, creative, intellectually challenging and innovative—one of the finest collaborations between poet and photographer. "What Denison presents - the dark rootings of steel and concrete; the feeling of something slamming into the earth, establishing its narrow vocabulary of grass, stone, mould, leaf, strut, and the strange, focused moony chill that freezes everything - moves through the clarity, steadiness and humaneness of Philip Gross's verbal imagination to create something new. And that, after all, is the idea: the making new, the exploration, or apprehension of the way things are too much and terrible, as O’Hara saw, there always being something else under and beyond the changing names of things." George Szirtes "The collaboration draws upon a dialogue of points of view and is fascinating in the way it explores the similarities and differences between photography and poetry. Poetry that deals with ideas is sadly lacking in contemporary British poetry… But Gross has been probing with increasing explicitness into the meaning of his images… The sequence benefits enormously from Gross’s willingness to tread quizzically on the boundaries between the poetic and the photographic.” Ian Gregson
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBlaenau Ffestiniog
    PublisherCinnamon Press
    Number of pages80
    ISBN (Print)9781905614998
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2009


    • poetry
    • cross-arts collaboration
    • photography


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