Adam Getty | Repose | Gazelle Books

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Adam Getty

Author: Adam Getty [ ISBN: 0889712190 : 9780889712195 | Format: Paperback | Size: 140 x 235mm | Pages: 88 | Weight: .122 Kg. | Published: Harbour Publishing (Nightwood Editions) – April 2008 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies

“Repose” is an exploration of the definition of cultural freedom;

it is a pointed look at an obsession with production, and a comparison of natural and urban environments that shape our lives. Getty argues that our lives are so tightly controlled by non-negotiable experiences of employment that for the majority of people employment is anything but a democratic process. Getty’s attempt to find spontaneity and a modern idiom by writing in traditional poetic styles mirrors a cultural attempt to find freedom and vitality. By meticulously studying the poetic techniques of the past, Adam Getty has put new wine into old wineskins: he has found a voice that is erudite, disciplined and, ultimately, free.