Nothing but words

Nothing but words

by Jean Stevens

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Overview

The poems in Jean Stevens' latest collection revel in words: the joy of them; the work of finding the ones that say exactly what we mean; our use of them to 'manage the nothingness'. The words we choose for nature are 'vital for living at one with the elements'. A relationship can bow under the strain of 'a lifetime's freight of words said and regretted.'

Words spoken and heard implant themselves for ever: 'To hell with men, let's devote our lives to words', is a fragment of a conversation with Sylvia Plath. Meanwhile words spoken years ago resurface: 'that's not for the likes of you'. These poems are about the lifetime endeavour of 'trying to learn the impossible language'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910981115
Publisher: Naked Eye Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Jean Stevens' poems have appeared in many periodicals and magazines. She is a past winner of the Yorkshire Post Poetry Prize and the Leeds Libraries Writing Prize, and has been shortlisted for the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and The Rialto Poetry Prize.
Her plays have been performed at Derby Playhouse, the Edinburgh Festival, Harrogate Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, and her stand-up comedy script won the Polo Prize at London's Comedy Store.
As a professional actor she has credits for stage, film and television.

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