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Krishna's Anarchy

Krishna's Anarchy

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By Alex Wylie

Poetry - Paperback

From The Author of Secular Games


The poems of Krishna’s Anarchy evoke the meanings lurking in the book’s title. Krishna’s creation is one of spontaneous play, but the world after his departure is increasingly gripped by strife and despair; ‘anarchy’ suggests both utopia and chaos. These poems journey through spontaneity and despair, order and disorder, creation and destruction, weaving through time and space, history and language. Krishna’s Anarchy takes the measure of turbulent times in turbulent, measured poems.

Alex Wylie is also the author of Secular Games and Geoffrey Hill’s Later Work: Radiance of Apprehension, and is a senior lecturer at York St John University.

In the single project of Krishna’s Anarchy the several stanza forms, metre and inventive rhymes weave a compelling whole from a tremendous range of material. This poetry is rich in poetic invention, in politics, in sensual witness. It is challenging, engaging and inexhaustible. - Michael Schmidt

Krishna’s Anarchy opens a dialogue with the reader, stretching the form of a poetry collection with restless quizzical energy at a world layered with history, weary with injustice but unrelentingly bright-eyed. We are constantly addressed in the book – engaged – in intimate, urgent poems that offer not finality but wonder and inquiry. And the spirit – the spirit boggles. - Eoghan Walls

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