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Kingdomland is the debut poetry collection of Rachael Allen - a writer of rare vision and flair. The world she creates is suffused with surreal images and uncanny incidents. Unexplained violences and strange metamorphoses take shape in the 'glowering dusk'. And yet, all too clearly, we recognise life here on earth, its everyday griefs, dysfunctions and injustices. Where di ...more
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Published January 17th 2019 by Faber Faber
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Serge Neptune
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Favourite poems: Tower of Masks, Landscape for a Dead Woman, Banshee and all the 'narrow' poems without titles.

I really liked it but I didn't love it and it's heartbreaking :(
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Feb 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
I have been on a poetry kick for a while now, and have read some fantastic collections. For me, this was not one of them. Poetry is so much about personal taste, and mine leans towards the lyrical yet personal, each word chosen to compliment the whole. Metaphors are a beautiful device, when used sparingly. Here, the writing leans more towards ‘stream of consciousness’ and surrealism, with repeated words, too many metaphors and sentences lacking in flow, making the poems feel disjointed. I just d ...more
Paul "Axl" Askew
One of those poetry books that is very well written, but there's something that keeps me detached from it.
Pauline Macocco
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant piece of work. Sublime!
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