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Stray free pdf "Stray" is a book about strays - human and animal - and about straying. It's about the lost and being lost, searching for home, and it's about the extraordinary places we sometimes discover when we're off the beaten track, deliberately or accidentally off-course. It's sometimes a noun and it's sometimes a verb - almost a command. As Allan's mind strays and roams, he recasts himself as astronaut Buzz Aldrin. He may be lost in space, but he has an amazing time up there! A feral child becomes a dog to find her way back home. Medea fetches up in Sheffield, semi-wild, living in a van with a goat on a rope. She's washing dishes in a Sheffield pub when in walks footballer Jason - Cesare the somnambulist has lost himself in sleep. It's only when he falls from the path and is dying that he can wake - In many of these poems objects matter. They are the things we think with, we remember with them, they confirm or reduce us. Sometimes they help to identify who or where we are. Often they're broken, or themselves lost, separated from their home or from each other: the letter, torn and scattered, the diminishing number of objects on a mother's table, a museum's broken and displaced treasures.

About Amanda Dalton

Amanda Dalton is a poet and playwright. Born in Coventry, she was a deputy headteacher for five years. After organising writers' courses for four years for the Arvon Foundation at Lumb Bank, she is now Education Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Her first book-length collection, "How to Disappear" (Bloodaxe Books, 1999), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and chosen as a Next Generation Poets title by the Poetry Book Society in 2004. Her second collection, "Stray", was published by Bloodaxe in 2012. Her radio drama includes "Room of Leaves" (1998) for BBC Radio 4, which was shortlisted for the Prix Italia award, and "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari" (2011) for BBC Radio 3. She lives in Hebden Bridge.

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Author : Amanda Dalton
Publisher : Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Data Published : 28 March 2012
ISBN : 1852248920
EAN : 9781852248925
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 64 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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