Impress Books

Accidentals

Following on from the evocation of childhood and family in Sift (Impress Books, 2010), Accidentals by poet Lawrence Sail celebrates occasions and instances seen in the perspective of a whole lifetime.

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Following on from the evocation of childhood and family in Sift (Impress Books, 2010), Accidentals celebrates occasions and instances seen in the perspective of a whole lifetime, bringing together a disparate range of subjects among them, capsizing a small boat in a North Sea gale; two visits to Petra, thirty-eight years apart; the paintings of Samuel Palmer; lighthouses; favourite films; seahorses; Voltaire’s Candide. Enriched by Erica Sail’s drawings and some of the author’s poems, the book still keeps at its centre a single life lived one where, as Lawrence Sail writes, ‘the role of the accidental, in more than one sense of the word, has been much more prominent than I had realised […] A life in which the contingent plays such a part may come closer to farce more often than its leaseholder would like to admit, but at least the admission may ward off hubris’.

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Hardback

Hardback