Fb2 Crossing the Outskirts ePub
by Julian Turner
|Publisher:||Carcanet Press Ltd. (June 1, 2004)|
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Even if you know nothing of Julian Turner’s background, upon reading Crossing the Outskirts, it is easy to see his Yorkshire environment
Even if you know nothing of Julian Turner’s background, upon reading Crossing the Outskirts, it is easy to see his Yorkshire environment. Both the content and dialectical cues of his personal poems place us in this ancient geography. The place and time are supported by classical and formal poetic structures, but the images conjured by Turner are often contemporary – a refreshing style, so often missing from the blank and free-form verse of incessantly postmodern poets.
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Julian Turner (born 1955) is a British poet and mental health worker. Turner was born in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, then moved to Cheshire in 1955. He now lives in Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, with his partner and their daughter
Julian Turner (born 1955) is a British poet and mental health worker. He now lives in Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, with his partner and their daughter. He was educated at New College, Oxford (matriculated 1974) and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Turner was the Chief Executive of Leeds Mind until autumn 2010.
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Selected as a Poetry Book Society Recommendation in Autumn 2002, Julian Turner's outstanding debut was subsequently shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.
Julian Turner (born 1955) is an English poet and mental health worker. Julian Turner in 2014. Courtesy Northern Writers' Awards. Courtesy Northern Writers' Awards Contents. His 2002 poetry collection, Crossing the Outskirts, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation (2002) and was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize (Best First Collection) (2002). His 2011 collection, Planet-Struck, was also a Poetry Book Society recommendation.
The town of Outskirts was barely a dot on the old faded map from the glove compartment. He eased past me before crossing the median in an obvious illegal U-turn. Dirt and mud rose high up into the wheel wells before the truck kicked violently out onto the road. It was located at the tip top of the Everglades and smack in the middle of the two Florida coastlines. I’d been driving for two days, but as my eyes grew heavy, my spirit grew with determination.
Julian Turner's previous books are 'Crossing the Outskirts' - a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the Forward Prize best first collection in 2002 - and 'Orphan Sites' (2006). He was born in Cheadle Hulme, near Manchester, in 1955 and was educated at New College, Oxford and Goldsmith's, London.
Poems on influencing machines (mind-controlling contraptions housed in the brain, as described by some people experiencing psychosis) double as a critique of the totalitarian dreams of despots. The corrosive influence.