The Art of Falling #2020

The Art of Falling By KimMoore The Art of Falling Kim Moore in her lively debut poetry collection The Art of Falling sets out her stall in the opening poems firmly in the North amongst My People who swear without knowing they are swearing scaffol
  • Title: The Art of Falling
  • Author: KimMoore
  • ISBN: 9781781722374
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Art of Falling By KimMoore
    The Art of Falling By KimMoore Kim Moore, in her lively debut poetry collection, The Art of Falling, sets out her stall in the opening poems, firmly in the North amongst My People who swear without knowing they are swearing scaffolders and plasterers and shoemakers and carers A Psalm for the Scaffolders is a hymn for her father s profession.The title poem riffs on the many sorts of falling soKim Moore, in her lively debut poetry collection, The Art of Falling, sets out her stall in the opening poems, firmly in the North amongst My People who swear without knowing they are swearing scaffolders and plasterers and shoemakers and carers A Psalm for the Scaffolders is a hymn for her father s profession.The title poem riffs on the many sorts of falling so close to failing or to falter or to fill The poet s voice is direct, rhythmic, compelling These are poems that confront the reader, steeped in realism, they are not designed to soothe or beguile They are not designed with careful overlays of irony and although frequently clever, they are not pretentious but vigorously alive and often quite funny In the first section there is a visit to a Hartley street spiritualist, a train trip from Barrow to Sheffield, a Tuesday at Wetherspoons.The author s experience as a peripatetic brass teacher sparks several poems The lives of others also feature throughout, including a quietly devastating central sequence, How I abandoned My Body To His Keeping is the story of a woman embroiled in a relationship marked by coercion and violence These are close to the bone pieces, harrowing and exact.The final section includes beautifully imagined character portraits of John Lennon and Wallace Hartley the violinist on the Titanic , as well as Jazz trumpeter Chet Baker and the poet Shelley and other poems on suffragettes, a tattoo inspired by Virginia Woolf s A Room of One s Own, and a poetic letter addressed to a Dear Mr Gove.
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    About “KimMoore

    • KimMoore

      Kim Moore lives in Barrow, Cumbria She has an MA from Manchester Metropolitan University Her poems have been published in the TLS, Poetry Review, Poetry London, and elsewhere She regularly appears at festivals and events, her prize winning pamphlet, If We Could Speak Like Wolves Smith Doorstop was chosen as an Independent Book of the Year in 2012 and was shortlisted for other prizes Moore won an Eric Gregory Award in 2011 and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2010 In 2014 she won a Northern Promise award She writes a thoughtful blog and has a wide social media following The Art of Falling Seren is her debut collection.

    429 thoughts on “The Art of Falling

    • This is for falling which is so close to failing or to falter or fill The Art of Falling is an impressive debut from Kim Moore who has previously been published in TLS, Poetry Review, Poetry London and elsewhere She has an MA from Manchester Metropolitan University and is already a winner of several awards, including the Independent Book of the year for her pamphlet, If We Could Speak Like Wolves, poems from which also make an appearance in this collection.The Art of Falling is split into three [...]


    • An excellently ordered collection From the entrancing opening poem And the Soul , through an exploration of the North and its people into the darkly intriguing poetic sequence How I Abandoned My Body To His Keeping Moore displays a talent for language that is not afraid to toe the line with the darkness There are poems in this collection which simply sing The titular poem The Art of Falling being just one amongst many that really gripped me This would have reached 5 stars save for the what I hav [...]



    • I love these poems Highly recommended She s also an incredible reader so grateful that I got to see her live and read alongside her at that.


    • This is my first time reading the poet.I really enjoyed The Art of Falling Moore is talented poet, able to write rich, vivid poems that make great use of language and imagery I enjoyed every poem The opening poem And the Soul is impressive and sets the tone for the whole collection There are so many poems that spoke to me especially the ones taken from How I Abandoned My Body to His Keeping which focus on domestic violence I also particularly enjoyed If We Could Speak Like Wolves, The Art of Fal [...]



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