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The Parrots of Villa Gruber Discover Lapis Lazuli

Julian Stannard

ISBN: 978-1-907056-74-1

Page Count: 100

Publication Date: Friday, May 20, 2011

About this Book

I like the cosmopolitanism of these poems. This is not just a matter of crossing national frontiers with ease, but a seemingly boundless curiosity about human behaviour at all levels.          

Christopher Reid on Rinaís War

Itís not often that a book of poetry makes me laugh out loud, but this one did, in delighted recognition of what is embarrassing, absurd, so British. Itís masterly.    
 Anne Berkeley on The Red Zone in Seam

Reading his dazzling little vignettes about a whoring, drinking, greasy-palmed yet colourfully enticing world, Iím glad I need not encounter such people and places. And this is a compliment.  
Michael Tolkien on The Red Zone in Ambit   

Author Biography

Julian Stannard taught English and American Literature at the University of Genoa for many years. The Parrots of Villa Gruber Discover Lapis Lazuli completes his Genoese trilogy; the earlier volumes being Rinaís War (Peterloo Poets, 2001) and The Red Zone (Peterloo Poets, 2007). Parrots is a transitional collection extending the focus beyond the city of Genoa into Englandís idiosyncratic hinterland, as well as to Paris, Rome, Bucharest, Amsterdam and Munich. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, TLS, The Spectator, Sunday Telegraph, Poetry Review, Poetry London, Ambit, PN Review and Nuova Corrente (Italy). He teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Winchester (UK).

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