Today is the Piano's Birthday

Michael Harlow

Author: Michael Harlow
Format: Ebook only
Pages: 66
Published: 1981
Specs: 19.0cm x 19.0cm
ISBN: 9780196479996

Available in Ebook

The poems in Today is the Piano's Birthday are spare, imagistic and suggestive. They cover a range of tones and subjects, moving from love lyrics to a focus on insanity, death and despair. A poem, Michael Harlow says, is: 'a construct of language and space, so that one word discovers another, one perception creates another; so that the poem declares and extends the relationship between the maker and his experience, subsequently between the reader and his perceptions of that experience'.


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. . . the poems are much more than elegant verbal arabesques: they are taut and graceful structures, excellently put together and sophisticated in their aerodynamics: the best of them really take flight. – Peter Simpson, The Press