!!> Reading ➽ One Thing — Then Another ➶ Author Claire Kelly – Pembspm.co.uk

!!> Reading ➽ One Thing — Then Another  ➶ Author Claire   Kelly – Pembspm.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 104 pages
  • One Thing — Then Another
  • Claire Kelly
  • English
  • 26 July 2018
  • 9781770414556

One Thing — Then Another A Poetic Response To The Tumult Of A Move Across Country One Thing Then Another Is A Collection Of Poetry Divided Into Three Unique Sections East Explores The Constraints Of Living Under The Poverty Line In A Have Not Province And Is A Long Poem About Moving In A U Haul Across The Prairies During An Ice Storm West Considers What It Means To Live In The Have Est Of Have Provinces And Trying To Acclimate To That Alongside An Ever Present DroughtThe Poems Are Largely About Contrast East To West, Flood To Aridity, Poverty To Comfort, Small Town To City Throughout This Accessible, Smart, And Funny Collection, There Are Many Descriptions Of Apocalyptic Upheaval To Reflect The Feelings Of Disruption That Often Accompany Relocation


About the Author: Claire Kelly

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10 thoughts on “One Thing — Then Another

  1. says:

    One Thing Then Another Poems by Claire Kelly is the poet s second collection of poetry She lives and writes in Edmonton, Alberta.The poetry is of contrasts much like the title suggests, and the verse flows across the country of Canada from East to West The collection opens with a winter scene, but Kelly sets the hook with Cool Enough to Sink a Ship I wanna be cool the way Patti Smith sayscoool.Smith references always make me look a little deeper This is not just a passing reference but an inclusion of Smith s first cover Hey, Joe and continues with an undercurrent of Smith s style At times I was anticipating a chorus of Horses, horses, horses as the poet moved west From there, the poetry contrasts life from observation of squirrels, memories of her father s stories, and all those things we pick up and carry through life So he keeps on hauling.On his shoulders the strapsdigging in, as he carriesanother sack full of smithereens,metallic forgottens,un talismans,west and away,for good and always.The West comes through in a U haul ride across the country and an intermission of poetry inspired from a wide range of movies from Them to Mad Max Early snow poems are now contrasted by the rain of the West More than just contrasts, Kelly offers the reader a pleasing flow of poetry when she slips out of prose style and into verse More swift ones swoop beyond with gusty strides,but in neutral disguise, wrinkleless black, navy, grey no flashy purple or sick sleet green,no tot...

  2. says:

    Hello, readers I ve stumbled across another book but this one is not like the rest I m talking about One Thing Then Another by Claire Kelly, a Canadian writer who s written a second book of outstanding poems guaranteed to blow your mind One Thing Then Another is a collection of poetry divided into three unique sections East explores the constraints of living under the poverty line in a have not province And is a long poem about moving in a U Haul across the prairies during an ice storm West considers what it means to live in a have est of have provinces and trying to acclimate to that alongside an ever present drought.The poems are largely about contrast east to west, flood to aridity, poverty to comfort, small town to city Throughout this accessible, smart and funny collection, there are many descriptions of apocalyptic upheaval to reflect the feelings of disruption that often accompany relocation Although I m pretty shaky on poetry, I read this book in one sitting and actually enjoyed it Kelly explores how traveling takes an emotional toll on the individual and the continuous push and pull on the soul when relocating, whether that s going East to West , or from one extreme to the other in one s lifetime The concept of sudden change is something I can relate to myself, and we never really stop shape shifti...

  3. says:

    Thank you to Netgalley For providing me with a review copy.I gave this a three out of three stars for this one I enjoyed it while I was reading but it took me a while to finish it That could have been just me but I m not sure either None of the poems in this collection stood out to me.

  4. says:

    ARCNetgalley This book of poetry had poems with which I really connected, and poems with which I did not I enjoyed the way in which the poems were organized thematically Several of the poems had pop culture references that I greatly enjoyed and made me smile Add...

  5. says:

    Brilliant Short term Desires and Tick, Tick, Tick Went the Machine in the Bushes alone are worth the price of admission Full disclosure I received an eARC of this book from Netgalley.

  6. says:

    I don t typically read much poetry, but Claire Kelly s collection of poems caught my eye As someone who has moved back and forth across the country in my case, the United States a few times, I thought the poems would resonate with me One Thing Then Another is a quick read, and a pretty good one I did worry that I was missing some of the art of the poems because I read an e copy of the book, which likely altered some of the sentence construction and spacing choices that can impact how one reads a poem And at times, I thought Kelly relied a bit heavily on pop culture references this was well done in A Millennial s Poem , but heavy handed in Westward U Haul Gothic or other quotes and references I thought the poems were best when evoking something on their own, instead of leaning on other works the reader is likely familia...

  7. says:

    This was my first book of poems Like many, I typically steer away from poetic reads and the genre as a whole I always fell for the stereotype that poems take a creative eye and require a deeper level of understanding that I can t even pretend to possess However, I was pleasantly stunned by the richness of my experience with this collection While the author wrote these poems for separate, individual publications, she creates a cohesive story by tying them together as she did in One Thing Then Another T...

  8. says:

    These poems didn t resonate with me, though I can appreciate they are well written I wonder if the formatting of the e book may be partly to blame I suspect it is not as the poet intent and that may have prevented me from emotionally connecting with much of the writing How to I...

  9. says:

    This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Also, this book fulfills Book Riot s 2019 Read Harder challenge task 24 a book of poetry published after 2014.This collection of poetry, while cohesive, just didn t work well for me The free verse felt like choppy prose than poetry to my ear I m not enough of a poet to really explain the difference and i...

  10. says:

    eARC Netgalley

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