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From childhood to middle age, from the everyday to the mythological, as plain-spoken realism or surrealist fantasy, in England, Switzerland, Greece and Finland, the poems in this collection cover a lot of ground. But they all have something in common; the suggestiveness of the language Mike Horwood uses to present action, objects and places, which Jo Shapcott describes as `his ability to make simple things in the material world resonate with mystery.´
In Mike Horwood´s world appearances are not always what they seem, something moves just below the surface, so that reading these poems we feel like the narrator in `Bream´, half glimpsing the fish in the lake´s depths, `like the suspicion of movement underwater at the point where vision and imagination meet.´
Mike Horwood has lived in Finland since 1985. He studied for an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at Bangor University in 2014.
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