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Title: Stories Of The Feet
Author: Les Wicks

Description: Kurosawa from Oz? Reading the work in Stories of the feet made me wonder if Les Wicks is an Australian poetic equivalent of Kurosawa. Someone once said that you shouldn’t use poetry to tell a story. Either Les hasn’t heard this, or he chooses to ignore it. Much of his work consists of poetic snapshots which are acerbic cross-sections of the narratives of ordinary people; and it’s the very ordinariness of Wick’s characters which elevates them to heroic status. He’s at his best documenting the good, the bad and the ugly of the city...by the time I’d reached the final poem in the North section, I was hooked. Les Wicks seems to have some sort of photographic eye as he wanders through the landscape, focussing the lens on a detail most of us might miss, then interpreting the image in his own idiosyncratic style-- excerpts from review in Cordite by Rob Walker

Product Details:

Printed: 88 pages, 8 x 4.5 x 0.25 inches
ISBN: 1741280427
Copyright: 2004
Language: English
Country: Australia
Publisher's Link: http://www.poetryaustraliafoundation.org.au/FIP.htm

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