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On the Beach with Chet Baker Robert Seatter

On the Beach with Chet Baker

Robert Seatter

Published April 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781854114280
Paperback
72 pages
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Subtle, artful, and intimate, the themes of thesepoems encompass many aspects of contemporary life, especially postwar music. With deftness and insight they move from places of stasis and memory, through the uneasy proximities of love captured in theMoreSubtle, artful, and intimate, the themes of these poems encompass many aspects of contemporary life, especially postwar music. With deftness and insight they move from places of stasis and memory, through the uneasy proximities of love captured in the moody jazz trumpet of the title poem, out to the uncharted spaces that loss and death can create. These arresting confessional poems are equally adept at exploring the songs of Elvis Costello and Jacques Brel, bizarre BBC sound effects, Shakespeares most famous stage direction, and the films of Fellini and Marilyn Monroe, as they are at reflecting on the more mundane details of a bad day at the computer, garden bonfires, or the texture of toast.