John Glenday: The Apple Ghost (1271 words)

Christine McPhee (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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The Apple Ghost, published in 1989 by Peterloo Poets, is John Glenday’s first poetry collection. It consists of 48 lyric poems, many of which have also appeared in literary journals and anthologies, both in Scotland and internationally. The book is organized into three sections: “Other Lives” contains poems which are concerned with (mis)communication in familial relationships, examining questions of intimacy and distance, self and other, through the minutiae of daily lives; “Scrimshaw Work” is a loosely constructed grouping of poems which speak of a reverence for artefacts and the artistic process, and “From an Occupied Country” approaches the political condition of Scotland obliquely, panning away from concrete …

Citation: McPhee, Christine. "The Apple Ghost". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 February 2004 [, accessed 21 February 2020.]

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