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Voices from Stone and Bronze By Caroline Davies,

  • Title: Voices from Stone and Bronze
  • Author: Caroline Davies
  • ISBN: 9781910836248
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • In her second poetry collection Caroline Davies turns her attention to the war memorials of London, France and Wales Voices from Stone and Bronze brings to life those who fought and died and those who survived, including some of the sculptors who had themselves come through trench warfare to a changed world.Meticulously researched and deeply humane, these narrative poemsIn her second poetry collection Caroline Davies turns her attention to the war memorials of London, France and Wales Voices from Stone and Bronze brings to life those who fought and died and those who survived, including some of the sculptors who had themselves come through trench warfare to a changed world.Meticulously researched and deeply humane, these narrative poems apply a lyrical sensibility without sentimentalism a deeply affective collection.
    Voices from Stone and Bronze In her second poetry collection Caroline Davies turns her attention to the war memorials of London France and Wales Voices from Stone and Bronze brings to life those who fought and died and those who

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    1. This is a short book of beautifully forged poems, about the people in the first and second world wars Ms Davies has clearly very carefully researched, and sensitively delivered vignettes of these people.The presentation is unusual in that many of the poems are written in the first person, becoming the voice of the soldier, sculptor or family member This makes their stories feel very immediate and somehow crosses the cultural and historical gap I recognised my grandparent s generation in the way [...]

    2. A remarkable collection of poetry inspired by WW1 memorials and a personal quest We are halfway through the centenary years of WW1 and that has led many to pause and look behind the grim facts searching for glimpses of real people I have been on a personal quest myself searching for my grandfather, one of the Old Contemptubles who succumbed to his destroyed lungs in 1921 at just 28 years old That I found Caroline s poems deeply moving is perhaps unsurprising The subject matter alone would have b [...]

    3. Voices from Stone and Bronze Caroline DaviesTo my mind, Voices from Stone and Bronze is an extraordinary self referential piece of work Caroline Davies is a narrative poet, and in Voices, she uses the poetry to tell the story of how the individual poems came to be The Voices of the title come via her imagination, from the sculptors, sitters, and subjects of a number of WW1 war memorials, interspersed with the author s own reflections on her experiences of walking the battle fields The author exp [...]

    4. This beautifully crafted, humane book is inspired by the memorials created to commemorate those who fought and died in the First World War The poems invite us into the world forged by that war, and the aftermath in which people struggled with the consequences and personal cost Many voices are invoked the sculptors as well as those who fought, and their descendants Do read this book.

    5. Voices From Stone and Bronze is a new collection from Caroline Davies and is published by Cinnamon Press It is a collection of individual poems and poetry sequences, as well as some striking black and white photographs, exploring the horror and pity of war to borrow Wilfred Owen s words via some of the sculpted images both metaphorical and solidly actual commemorating The First World War.The collection begins with the poem The Litany , in which a mother listens to the roll call of the dead being [...]

    6. A remarkable and moving book If, like me, you are interested in the experience of the The Great War and the effect it had on the people who lived through it, then this is well worth reading The remembrance of that war can be seen in every city, town or village in the UK in the form of War Memorials Caroline Davies has imagined the thoughts of some of the people involved in the building of the memorials and also on the thoughts of the statues representing the fallen The result is a series of poem [...]

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