Duck soup and Swansongs

Title
Duck soup and Swansongs / John Carey.
Author
Carey, John,
Publication
Port Adelaide, Australia : Ginninderra Press, 2018.

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Description
104 pages; 20 cm
Genre/Form
Poetry.
Call Number
JFD 19-2432
ISBN
  • 1760414832
  • 9781760414832
Author
Carey, John, author.
Title
Duck soup and Swansongs / John Carey.
Publisher
Port Adelaide, Australia : Ginninderra Press, 2018.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
Witty, finely crafted, genuinely funny, Carey's poems surprise with their clever double takes on society's faults and foibles. At once erudite and bitingly topical, Carey has a keen eye for the humorous detail and the deeper resonances of global stupidity. Carey shows himself adept at both the brief political quip like the Tony Abbot-inspired "Captain's Pick Haiku" or the longer reflective analysis of presidential egomania in "Another Day at the Office." I can think of very few poets with such a capacity for sustained humour and inventiveness. Underlying Carey's poems is a clear-sighted voice that registers the follies, pretensions and violence of humanity.
Local Note
NON-RET.
Chronological Term
2000-2099
Research Call Number
JFD 19-2432
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