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Reflecting a life spread across two continents, Impossible Preludes continues Taylor’s restless probing of the contradictions of life and language. Here are love poems, poems about language and silence, an elegy for a cat, and an interview with a querulous mathematician, as well as poems dealing with the cruelties of contemporary world politics, ageing, and delight in nature. Once again, the collection shows the stimulating range of tone and style that has been a hallmark of all his poetry. 

 

 

Andrew Taylor is the author of more than sixteen books of poems, the libretti of two operas, numerous essays, a pioneering study of Australian poetry, and translations from German and Italian. He has taught at universities in Australia, Germany and China and since leaving Perth in 2014 divides his time between Sydney and Wiesbaden in Germany.

Impossible Preludes 2008-2014 by Andrew Taylor

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Reflecting a life spread across two continents, Impossible Preludes continues Taylor’s restless probing of the contradictions of life and language. Here are love poems, poems about language and silence, an elegy for a cat, and an interview with a querulous mathematician, as well as poems dealing with the cruelties of contemporary world politics, ageing, and delight in nature. Once again, the collection shows the stimulating range of tone and style that has been a hallmark of all his poetry. 

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Publication Year
October 2016
Edition
1st
Publisher
Margaret River Press
ISBN13
9780994316738
Format
Paperback
Category
Poetry

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Reviews & Press

Geoff Page writes, "One of the hallmarks of Taylor’s poetry over the decades has been the ease with which he can move from real sorrow through to playful humour." Read Geoff's full review in The Weekend Australian.

"Andrew Taylor’s Impossible Preludes (Poems 2008-2014) is a unique and beautiful retrospective on life, love, and everything in between." - Jackie Smith for Westerly. 

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