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Tonal ascents and descents are needles which swing, sometimes shockingly, from pole to pole. Framed amongst the bathroom furniture 'standing guard' over the prostrate figure, the poem is an affirmation of life, love and thankfulness in crisis.
And it contains the most metaphorically-persuasive description of a stunned, presumably epileptic, victim that I have ever read: When I lift your head, there's no resistance. It moves like water at the bottom of a tilted bowl. And in amongst speculative images of climbers landing, unscathed, on all fours, lies a grander figure for the art of survival, which is, in the end, Kim Moore's poetic mandate. Silverblatt had interviewed Anne Carson on enough previous occasions to be prepared for curtness on good days and, on bad days, a Dylan-esque impetuousness, which is annoying.
But Silverblatt disarmed the poet with informed enthusiasm and love, which she warmed to. Said it ran deep in her family, from her banker father who uttered two words to her on the way to her wedding, to a deaf uncle who lived as a hermit in the Canadian woods and who supposedly only uttered five or six sentences in his life.
The ABOUT versus IS writing continuum seemed a fitting lens with which to look at these three books, all of which succeed in various ways with writing that most assuredly IS something but could easily be oversimplified by an emphasis on more superficially and readily-grasped ABOUT qualities of each.
But Moore brings an unflinching eye that rescues the book from essentialising her community and herself as a member of it.
The best poems in The Art of Falling see Moore both implicating her speakers in and extricating themselves from their origins. All the men have comb-overs, bellies like cakes just baked, risen to roundness.
Ominously, the speaker plays footsie with a man, patience in his eyes who says you can learn to love me, ketchup on the hand that cups my chin, ketchup around his mouth, now hardening on my skin. These poems confidently leave behind any self-consciousness of what they might be ABOUT and dig deeper into the urgent, struggling articulations of a victimized person. The language tries to disentangle itself from him, tries to gather a kind of agency in the act of coming to, of simultaneously realizing and denying what is happening: Some poems are surreal: The poems in this section haunt me.
It will be interesting to see how this considerable talent develops. Review by Paul D. She has an MA from Manchester Metropolitan University and is already a winner of several awards, including the Independent Book of the year for her pamphlet, If We Could Speak Like Wolves, poems from which also make an appearance in this collection.
The Art of Falling is split into three parts, and though varied in style and subject, a central theme of falling does seem to thread through all of the poems.
In the first part of the collection she covers many subjects, ranging from regret and wanting to turn back time, to learning an instrument, to the life of scaffolders, seeing a psychic, and finally to the poem that gave the collection its name.
In these poems, Moore channels a desire to be more powerful and safe from the physical powers of a man.
Author's Notes: Jonathan Edwards - Wales Online
Her voice is direct, uncensored, and her observations of the world satisfyingly bleak and full of truths, though not free of hope. The mention of stones in a few of the poems in this collection made me think about falling and the weight of human emotion, a weight that gravity will always bring back to the earth, so falling therefore is perhaps a fate no one can escape.
This is an impressive debut from Moore and one that begs repeated reading, for poetry of this quality should certainly rise, not fall. In one, Moore identifies My People: In its sometimes pretentious world, this is refreshing.
Author's Notes: Jonathan Edwards on his poetry collection
Most impressive is a dark, passionate and painful sequence called How I Abandoned My Body To His Keeping, which evokes the terror and anguish of a woman caught in a controlling and violent relationship. These poems are moving and magnificent.
Kim Moore deserves a wide audience. But although the lines frequently run on, the poem is not breathless, but poised like the scaffolders themselves: Its own scaffolding is knowledge: Her poem of praise is held together by measured repetition, and by the dignity and restraint of its ending: Poetry is always in danger of becoming detached from the details and dangers of the practical skills on which our lives depend.
But the accounts of psychological terror are unforgettable. There are poems of fearful dialogue: Even the present tense is not safe from flashbacks: But these poems take their reader into a trapped, rarely charted darkness. Her love poems can be matchless: The poems of The Art of Falling are fearless.
Part one establishes the reader firmly in the North West Cumbria, Sheffield, Bowness, Barrowwith poems about the everyday that are also out of this world. The title poem is an exploration of falling in all its guises.
Falling down, fallow and pregnant: Another poem imagines that an open-top bus carrying an FA Cup-winning football team gets lost and ends up in a tiny Welsh village. If I get there via Ian Rush, or Marty McFly, or a bookcase thrown suddenly through a window — hey, so much the better.
History, in a range of forms, was important. In the terms of my title, these would always be enigmatic and superheroic figures for me, and I try to commemorate them in the poem Lance Corporal Arthur Edwards Family legend has it that, before leaving, the brothers filled their canteens with water from the Ebbw, which runs past my house, as a way of ensuring they would return.
I start the poem there. History is wider than the family, of course, and coming from where I come from, it was inevitable that working-class and Welsh nationalist history would seep into the book. One poem commemorates the Chartist mural in John Frost Square in Newport, which was recently, brutally, demolished.
For the poem Colliery Row, I simply looked out of my window into my terraced street and wrote down what I saw. Crosskeys and Newport are brimming with superheroes.