Plain and Purl (incl postage)
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Plain and Purl, cinematic in its imagery, psalm-like
in its renditions of pain, loss and renewal, carves a
unique path through contemporary poetic trends.
In close-up, tightly crafted poems Alistair Stewart’s
collection begins in the silence of personal tragedy
and emanates outward in epic sequence around
motifs of ash, sky, fatherhood and grief.
It retains the widely acclaimed style of the verse
narrative Frankston 281, pointing a documentary
lens with intimate effect.
Plain and Purl is a testament of love and a hard-
eyed anitdote to the sleek inducements of