John Glenday: Undark (1756 words)

Christine McPhee (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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Undark (1995), John Glenday's second poetry collection, was published by Peterloo Poets. It contains 48 poems and has roughly the same structure as his first book The Apple Ghost, though the three sections in Undark are not as evenly balanced. The first section, ‘Undark', takes up most of the volume and consists of 34 poems. It is a loose collection that reverberates, from a variety of perspectives, on the themes which unify the entire volume, ideas of weight(lessness), light and dark, life and death. The second section, ‘After Vesalius', is a collection of nine poems which are written responses to works of visual art. The final section, ‘War Pictures', consists of four poems, two containing several …

Citation: McPhee, Christine. "Undark". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 16 February 2004 [, accessed 23 January 2020.]

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