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The eponymous chine is a memorable feature of the landscape of the Isle of Wight, where Mimi Khalvati grew up, and the first section of her book is a series of poems rooted in the landscapes and houses in which she has lived, a past coming into focus, refigured from memories elicited by language, passion and tragedy. The second part of The Chine includes a new sequence, ThThe eponymous chine is a memorable feature of the landscape of the Isle of Wight, where Mimi Khalvati grew up, and the first section of her book is a series of poems rooted in the landscapes and houses in which she has lived, a past coming into focus, refigured from memories elicited by language, passion and tragedy. The second part of The Chine includes a new sequence, The Inwardness of Elephants, and concentrates on family themes. In the final part of the book Khalvati's wonderful lyrical skills, now playfully and now in earnest, explore the necessary connections between love in all its forms, and the art of making poetry....

Title : The Chine: Poems
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ISBN : 9781857545470
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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The Chine: Poems Reviews

  • Matthew Hittinger
    2018-12-04 12:33

    Khalvati's a master of the poem sequence. Highlights of this book for me were the sequence "The Inwardness of Elephants" and her corona, or sonnet cycle "Love in an English August"--not only deft deployment of the true Elizabethan sonnet (perfect rhyme schemes--no shadow sonnets here) but true to the corona form as well, the last line of each sonnet the first line of the next, making a perfect crown of fourteen fourteen-lined poems. Brilliant.