Stet, Peter Reading, 1986
Publisher: Secker & Warburg
Stet, which won the Whitbread Prize, is short, only 40 pages, the poems are untitled, and it is the first Reading book without page numbers. There are 79 “units”, scattered across the pages, in collage format. Here memories of childhood, wars, the arms industry, the state of the British economy, politics, destruction of rainforest are presented as disparate themes in a cohesive vision.
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