ISBN:9780980852318 • 59 pp. pbk • RRP: 24.95
In Error, the idea of the mistake and fear of the mistake infiltrate large territories of emotion and thinking. Each of the five sections that make up this second book of poems by Elizabeth Campbell is a foray into doubt. Three are set in the voluble present, driven by the mysterious fragility of dailiness, through inheritance and childhood.
A delicate and idiosyncratic music plays throughout the book. The final sequence, ‘A Mon Seul Desir,’ is a riveting conclusion. Taking their starting point from the fifteenth century ‘Lady and Unicorn’ tapestries, these poems are as still and intensely coloured as the tapestries themselves – a passionate concentration on the nature and paradox of love.
Here is a selection of poems from Error.