Nights•Sifnos•Hands brings together three divertissements from Mario Petrucci’s monumental modernist sequence, i tulips. Informed by the Black Mountain and Objectivist poets, this triad captures the sense of form and thematic range of the parent work, projected to reach over a thousand poems. The symphonic movement of subject matter in this selection resounds with Petrucci's characteristic layering of insight, his fascination with the fractured musical opportunities offered by the poetic line. From molecular note to cosmic chord, we witness Petrucci's unique fusion of science with art and, above all, his utter commitment and devotion to language.
Poet, physicist, ecologist, educator and broadcaster Mario Petrucci has won numerous awards, including the Bridport Prize and the Daily Telegraph/ Arvon Competition. His most recent collection is i tulips, the first in a planned trilogy of Enitharmon volumes drawing on the ongoing sequence of the same name.
'Displays awareness of the cutting edge of international creative experiments without losing sight of accessibility. A fantastic demonstration of how form and meaning can collaborate to create great poetry.' George Ttoouli Warwick Writing Programme
'Poised, balletic, in its exploration of intellectual and physical, light-bound space.' Simon Jenner
'Petrucci is somebody working with a lively circumspection in a tradition he's demonstrating not to have been merely an early-to-mid-20th-century exploration.' Roy Fisher
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