Badlands of the Real - Peter Dent

Chapbook RCP31

A6 324 Pages

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Badlands of the Real - Peter Dent

  • The 40 poems of Peter Dent’s  Adversaria are 12-line rectangles meticulously aerated by stanza breaks & cesuras, like perfectly balanced abstract paintings, but the contents are more like tree structures:  thoughts and images intertwining, branching off, self-interrupting .... Adversaria is an excellent place to sample his work.
    Nate Dorward, Ed. The Gig

    The title [ Repertory ] may, in the sense of repertory theatre, suggest a wheeling-out of stock-in-trade, going through the motions; nothing could be more wrong.   These are perfectly realised, perfectly pitched pieces, pushing and probing beyond the status quo, revealing an artist who is not prepared to decide he has found his