Eardrum: Poems and Prose about Music (Paperback)

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Eardrum is a book of poems and prose meditations about music. It developed, the author says, out of fascination with an art-form that is both strange and intimate: one, moreover, that poses a parallel set of questions to those raised by poetry - about the nature of the emotion it incorporates, the persistence of its tropes, and the tension between the demands of structure, and the desire to gesture beyond them. Eardrum moves across a wider range of genres than books about music normally do: from Ariana Grande at Manchester to the man who plays Hornsby Fountain in his Wellington books; from the way music has been used to inspire terror, to the dilemmas around closure in classical form. Together with a substantial body of free-verse poems, there is a selection of short pieces - Langford is also an aphorist - and a collection of prose meditations: on broad-ranging aspects of both classical and rock, and on the stubborn differences between ears tuned to rock, and those tuned to jazz. Eardrum should delight anyone who enjoys good writing about an art-form that is proverbially difficult to write about.

Martin Langford has published seven books of poetry, the most recent of which are The Human Project: New and Selected Poems, and Ground. He is co-editor (with J. Beveridge, J, Johnson and D. Musgrave) of Contemporary Australian Poetry, and editor of Harbour City Poems: Sydney in Verse 1788-2008. In 2018, he published the collectino of aphorisms, Neat Snakes.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781925780505
ISBN-10: 1925780503
Publisher: Puncher & Wattmann
Publication Date: November 6th, 2019
Pages: 156
Language: English