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Dear Mary

Dear Mary

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Publisher: Shearsman Books
ISBN: 9781848615199
Published: 05/05/2017
In Dear Mary poet and painter Rupert Loydell writes about art and life and how they intersect. Fascinated by both renaissance and contemporary painting, he re-invents moments of annunciation in today's world, and revels in the colours and sunshine of Italy. This is a world of wonder and surprise, where aliens abduct the Virgin Mary, 20th century rock singers find themselves collaged together and singing about her, infinite greys (and grays) blur together between other greys, Francis Bacon paints angels, and even the weather forecast predicts the future. Above all else, this is a book which celebrates language and art, and explores how we navigate the world around us, seen and unseen; how we might wonder, explain, and begin to understand.

Rupert M. Loydell

Rupert Loydell was born in London in 1960. He founded Stride magazine in 1982, shortly before starting his degree in creative writing and painting, and just before founding Stride Books. Between then and spring 2008 he published several hundred titles in Stride's wide-ranging list of poetry, fiction, and critical texts; the magazine continues online. Loydell has also edited numerous books, including My Kind of Angel: i.m. William Burroughs, Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh: manifestos and unmanifestos, and From Hepworth's Garden Out; he was also series editor for the Peter Redgrove Library. He has also produced several artist's books and collaborative works, and a collection of poems for children. His prose book, Stone Angels: Prose 1979-1993 was published in 1995. In addition to editing Stride, he is currently Senior Lecturer in English with Creative Writing at Falmouth University, a widely exhibited painter of small abstract paintings, and a much-anthologised and -published poet. Shearsman has published seven collections of his poetry, plus a collection of interviews.

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