Living Weapon


Ricardo Phillip Rowan Published by Faber & Faber ISBN 9780571366279 EAN 9780571366279 Paperback

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‘Living Weapon’ is a love song to the imagination, a new blade of light homing in on our political moment. A winged man plummets from the troposphere, four police officers enter a phone store, concrete pavements hang overhead. Phillips ruminates on violins and violence, on hatred and pleasure, on turning forty-three, even on the end of existence itself. His poetry reveals the limitations of our vocabulary, showing that our platitudes are inadequate to the brutal times we find ourselves in.