Idylls of the Nymphai from a Mantic Coracle

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Idylls of the Nymphai from a Mantic Coracle is Harry Matthews' seventh poetry collection. In it the author takes us on a journey with the Nymphs from the vantage point of a mantic coracle. This, the poet explains, is a congenial vessel for prophetic utterance, a means of catching fish mid-river as much as landing poems that evoke a dreamy, pastoral world.

...There are 45 poems with rhyme scheme, irregularly grouped, that haunt us with images of Nature, its sunsets, rivers, fierce boreal wind and the unbearable absence of the Beloved...

...In this collection, Harry Matthews presents poems that are stark, intense, compact and driven...
CONTENTS

Dedication

ix Epigraph I

x Epigraph II

xi Epigraph III

xii Preface 1


1 Alseid 5

2 Auloniad 6

3 Potamides 7

4 Limos 8

5 Lampads 9

6 Erebus 10

7 Crinaeae 11

8 Hedone 12

9 Pan 13

10 Pegasides 15

11 Jason 16

12 Karpos 17

13 Kalamos 19

14 Pothos 20

15 Aurai 21

16 Pleiades 22

17 Hyades 23

18 Priapus 24

19 Arcadia 26

20 Naiad 29

21 Metapherein 30

22 Ceroessa 31

23 Patriarkhēs 32

24 Nephele 34

25 Limnad 35

26 Kakodaimones 37

27 Baubo 39

28 Hesperides 42

29 Prometheus 44

30 Lethe 45

31 Algea 55

32 Melinoë 62

33 Oceanids 67

34 Thespian Lion 71

35 Makhai 73

36 Boreas 74

37 Dodona 75

38 Eris 80

39 Oread 82

40 Ponos 85

41 Amphillogiai 88

42 Neikea 90

43 Logoi 93

44 Pseuda 94

45 πολύτροπος 96

Endnotes 101

About The Author 115


5.060" x 7.810"

Black & White: White

Paperback: Perfect Bound

Gloss

Pages
128

Print ISBN
978-1-80068-162-0

0.295 lbs

Harry Matthews (Staffordshire, 1980) is known for his poetry. He has previously published six collections characterised by their unique and rich symbolism. He is a doctoral researcher in English Literature.

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