Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Fault Line

Fault Line (Paperback)

£8.95
Despatched in 2 business days.
£8.95
Click & Collect
In stock in 1 or more stores.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK or choose Express Delivery to receive in 2 business days.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

'Fault line: 1) a line on a rock surface or the ground that traces a geological fault. 2) a divisive issue or difference of opinion that is likely to have serious consequences.' Poet Gerry Loose's fifth collection maps the 'fault line' dividing man from his environment, centring in this instance on the Faslane submarine base on the eastern shore of Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute, home of the UK's nuclear arsenal. The incongruity of the area's natural beauty coupled with weapons that could reduce it to dust at the push of a button has inspired a book-length poem that probes the delusions of the political and military classes. Loose explores the landscape surrounding Faslane, his hymns to its beauty only throwing into sharper focus its fragility. He describes a land poisoned by the 'deterrent' meant to protect it. In so doing, Loose has reinvented nature poetry for the 21st century, reconnecting with a radical tradition Burns, Byron and Shelley would have recognised and celebrated.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Vagabond Voices Publication Date: 22/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9781908251343  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Despatched in 2 business days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Born in 1948, Gerry Loose has lived in England, Ireland, Spain, Morocco and now Scotland. A slow-moving nomad. His work has involved poetry, agriculture and horticulture. He also designs and makes gardens. His poetry is as likely to appear in these (and ungardened landscapes) as on the page. His previous anthologies were "that person himself" (Shearsman, 2009), "Printed on Water" (Shearsman, 2007), "a measure" (Mythic House, 1996) and "The Elementary Particles" (Taranis, 1993).

More books by Gerry Loose

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Clabber Street Blues
(Paperback)
Joseph Allen
 
 
£11.99
 
Sonnets of William Shakespeare...
(Hardback)
William Shakespeare
 
 
£8.40
 

Currently out of stock

Notes for Further Research
(Paperback)
Molly Kirschner
 
 
£13.00
 

Currently out of stock

The Night I Burned My Origami Skin
(Paperback)
Catalina Florina Florescu
 
 
£13.00
 

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Swap Snowflakes for Stardust
17/11/2017

Swap snowflakes for stardust this Christmas with some recommends that are out of this world, from Jamie-Lee from our Birmingham branch.

Read an extract of The Book of the Year
15/11/2017

Behold The Book of the Year, by the “No Such Thing As A Fish” podcasters a.k.a the QI Elves. The book is a surreal, silly and wonderful compendium of irreverent and topical facts that show 2017 in a unique light.

Japan: the Perfect Setting for a Crime Novel
14/11/2017

Nicolas explains why Japan is the perfect backdrop to a crime novel.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd