(Telling Tales) [PDF DOWNLOAD] õ Patience Agbabi

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Telling Tales

review Telling Tales Telling Tales review æ 3 download Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Â Patience Agbabi Le Celebrating Chaucer's Middle English masterwork for its performance element as well as its poetry and pilgrims Agbabi's collection is utterly uniue Boisterous funky foul mouthed sublimely lyrical and bursting at the seams Telling Tales takes one of our most significant works of literature and gives it thrilling new life?. COMMENT I love poetry I hate poetry I love poetry Poetry is boring I love poetry There is not a single poet left alive I love poetryWhat is the deal with me and poetry anyway It has to be said contemporary poetry has been disappointing for the past fifty years Whether French or English it has mostly been a rehash of emotional clich s served in inferior form Most writers wannabes take on poetry because it feels easy One can simply say whatever comes to mind as it comes Throw in a couple of black suns a few burning wings the odd singing brook and silvery lake and you got yourself a poemThis is how in every country poetry is a vast heap of fertilizer on top of which grows the rarest flower It takes years to find a voice a style and to polish them into an original and meaningful form Art might in Patience Agbabi s words create beauty out of pain but it does so through form Under the absolute unforgiving dictatorship of form If you are not ready to submit to it do not attempt poetry95% of poetry is rubbish And for this reason 95% of slam and rap is rubbish I say I don t like rap This is not true I hate 95% of rap Rap is the most demanding popular genre It has nothing to cling on to but the text If the text isn t perfect rap is shit I like punk because 70% of punk music is good When punk isn t perfect it is still good Punk s raw energy doesn t need perfection It doesn t live well with perfection Punk is not artistic Punk is vital Rap is art It aspires to perfection and can only be appreciated in its effort to reach it And rap whether you like it or not is poetryIt is not the only form of contemporary poetry I still read Mary Ann Duffy and John Burnside But for those like me looking for modern forms of poetry they can relate to slam is definitely the genre to explore I read Kate Tempest for the first time 5 years ago Hold Your Own was full of promises but she was young for an old fox like me Then came Patience AgbabiWere Telling Tales just a modern take on the Canterbury Tales it would not stand a chance to please my French ears Chaucer means little to me as I am sure Francois Villon means little to English ears poetry doesn t translate well clich but true I discovered Agbabi s poetry through Refugee Tales She has extensive vocabulary flawless rhythm and an angry fearless heart She also has no pun intended the patience to work these ingredients into small art pieces As an artist she writes little She does not write if she does not have a vision Vision does not come to the poet like a dove from Heavens Vision comes to the poet after hours sometimes days of meditating on a text what is it that I am trying to say How do I want to say it Each of Agbabi s poems is supported by a vision They have internal consistencyShe is also an avid explorer She does not content herself with the same patterns the same rhythms What makes Telling Tales superior to Hold Your Own is the variety Agbabi finds throughout her collection Using heteronyms she forges different styles to suit each of them Some are a challenge to read eg 100 char Some feel uncomfortable their very short verses turning reading into a physical exercise All of them demand attention from the reader and bring their rewardAs for the themes in Telling Tales as in Refugee Tales Agbabi talks about the violence of poverty Her texts paint treason rather than love She is cruel to men and women alike she makes no excuse for the pettiness of the human race she depicts a merciless world Her universe is an ugly painful one It is a measure of her talent that we watch her turn it verse after verse into beauty

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review Telling Tales Telling Tales review æ 3 download Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Â Patience Agbabi N out of steam they're authenticand we're keeping it real reminisce thisChaucer Tales were an unfinished business   Award winning poet Patience Agbabi presents an inspired remix of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales retelling all of the stories from the Miller's Tale to the Wife of Bath's in her own critically acclaimed poetic sty. experimental

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review Telling Tales Telling Tales review æ 3 download Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Â Patience Agbabi A brilliant reeinterpretation of The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century   Tabard Inn to Canterb'ry CathedralPoet pilgrims competing for free picksChaucer Tales track by track it's the remixFrom below the belt base to the topnotch;I won't stop all the clocks with a stopwatchwhen the tales overrun run offensiveor run clea. These poems are gorgeous inventive irreverent and joyous I loved them I d previously read and taught with individual poems but they re a special treat as a collection I m not sure why so many reviews seem to characterize them as rap the genres of poetry represented are diverse though there is a lot of slam poetry and the Prioress Tale is a breathtaking rap Here the General Prologue is replaced by a creative thought provoking set of author bios as an appendix of sorts Harry Bailey and April get to open and close the collection Whatever your previous acuaintance with Chaucer this is worth a read


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    review Telling Tales (Telling Tales) [PDF DOWNLOAD] õ Patience Agbabi download Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Â Patience Agbabi I really enjoyed this collection a fresh and engaging take on the Canterbury tales the unfinished cycle of poems by Geoffrey Chaucer Retold for the 21st century this captures the heart of the originalsJoined up writing bro

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    (Telling Tales) [PDF DOWNLOAD] õ Patience Agbabi Patience Agbabi  3 summary review Telling Tales COMMENT I love poetry I hate poetry I love poetry Poetry is boring I love poetry There is not a single poet left alive I love poetryWhat is the deal with me and poetry anyway? It has to be said contemporary poetry has been

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    (Telling Tales) [PDF DOWNLOAD] õ Patience Agbabi Read for an English class I liked the idea of a contemporary retelling of the Canterbury tales which I am sort of familiar with but haven't read but as it turned out the parts from Agbabis retelling I enjoyed were really just he original gags from Chaucers tales and so nothing new Maybe if she had allowed herself changes to the original it could have been fun but I was mostly bored which is the worst thing you can be when readi

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