New Book – Reasons by Rupert Loydell

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On Reasons

‘Poets often look for an oblique way to come at big subjects, but Rupert Loydell here takes on dark areas of depression and desperation quite directly. Out of painful raw experience he forges a sequence of strong and supple poems. They ask fundamental questions about the “reasons to stay alive”, and whether listening for the voice of reason is itself unreasonable. These urgent and honest poems take us to hard places, yet offer an invigorating read, full of insights.’
– Tony Lucas

Reasons, with cover artwork by Alan Halsey, by Rupert Loydell is out November 6th priced £5.00 + p&p. Order by completing the form below.

In Reasons Rupert Loydell rides the ghost train out of nowhere through memory, depression and suicide, trying to understand the reasons behind our unreasonableness, to find a map to stop us getting lost. These are stark, personal poems that urge us let the memories go and to believe the unbelievable.

Rupert Loydell is Senior Lecturer in English with Creative Writing at Falmouth University, the editor of Stride and With magazines, and a contributing editor to International Times. He is the author of many collections of poetry, including The Return of the Man Who Has Everything, Wildlife and Ballads of the Alone, all published by Shearsman Books. An artist’s book-in-a-box, The Tower of Babel, was published by Like This Press; and Encouraging Signs, a book of essays, articles and interviews by Shearsman. He edited Smartarse and Yesterday’s Music Today for Knives Forks & Spoons Press, From Hepworth’s Garden Out: poems about painters and St. Ives for Shearsman, and Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh, an anthology of manifestos and unmanifestos, for Salt. He lives in Cornwall with his family and far too many CDs and books.

 

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In his new booklet Reasons Rupert Loydell rides the ghost train out of nowhere through memory, depression and suicide, trying to understand the reasons behind our unreasonableness, to find a map to stop us getting lost. These are stark, personal poems that urge us let the memories go and to believe the unbelievable.

‘Poets often look for an oblique way to come at big subjects, but Rupert Loydell here takes on dark areas of depression and desperation quite directly. Out of painful raw experience he forges a sequence of strong and supple poems. They ask fundamental questions about the “reasons to stay alive”, and whether listening for the voice of reason is itself unreasonable. These urgent and honest poems take us to hard places, yet offer an invigorating read, full of insights.’

– Tony Lucas

 

‘Loydell has forged over many years a philosophical lyricism that allows him to think poetically in many directions at once – spiritually, culturally, existentially. His voice has always been “his” rooting all his work in a particular and painstaking honesty which is always in search of the real thing rather than hyperbole of any kind. It’s this questing aspect that I’ve long admired, in which thinking is also open to its own transcendence where the tensions and contradictions of our lives are resolved in epiphany, and grace that is grounded in grit.’

– Jay Ramsay

 

Rupert Loydell is Senior Lecturer in English with Creative Writing at Falmouth University, the editor of Stride and With magazines, and a contributing editor to international times. He is the author of many collections of poetry, including The Return of the Man Who Has Everything, Wildlife and Ballads of the Alone, all published by Shearsman Books. An artist’s book-in-a-box, The Tower of Babel, was published by Like This Press; and Encouraging Signs, a book of essays, articles and interviews by Shearsman. He edited Smartarse and Yesterday’s Music Today for Knives Forks & Spoons Press, From Hepworth’s Garden Out: poems about painters and St. Ives for Shearsman, and Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh, an anthology of manifestos and unmanifestos, for Salt. He lives in Cornwall with his family and far too many CDs and books.

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