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The President of Earth: New and Selected Poems (Salt Modern Poets) Paperback – July 4, 2002


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He has an obvious lyric talent and the poems are often artfully underwritten; they have an oddly shifted sense of perspective, perhaps with just a dash of [ ... ] New York hot sauce -- Tony Frazer Shearsman Kennedy offers an unblinking poetics free of specious closure [ ... ] The journey, as in Cavafy's 'Ithika', is all. One arrives at the end of his poems [ ... ] entranced. -- Simon Jenner Poetry Review Kennedy's poetry is full of quirky argumentation and aleatory charm: 'A Walking Lunch', 'What Pefkos Said' and 'Horse Chestnut' are all fine and more than fine poems. Metre Kennedy has a painterly eye. He has an almost loving concern for "things' and 'objects' in their variousness and palpability ... Prop The influence of the New York School is unmistakeable ... mingled with his wry self-deprecating humour ... Wonderfully understated Blade

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David Kennedy was born in Leicester in 1959. He co-edited The New Poetry and is the author of New Relations: The Refashioning of British Poetry 1980-1994. He edited the magazine of innovative poetry and poetics The Paper from 2000 to 2004 and publishes widely on contemporary British and Irish poetry. His publications include three collections with Salt; The Dice Cup, translations of Max Jacob's prose poems with Christopher Pilling; the collaboration Eight Excursions with Rupert Loydell; and monographs on Douglas Dunn, on elegy, and on ekphrasis in contemporary British poetry. David lives in Sheffield with his wife, the artist and poet Christine Kennedy.
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