The Emmores

The Emmores

Richard O'Brien, Emma Wright


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A fascinating pamphlet of love poems all themed around the poet's single object of desire. In this beautifully illustrated collection, Richard O'Brien deploys every trick in the love poet's book, resulting in a irresistible mix of tender odes, introspective sonnets, exuberant free verse and anthems of sexual persuasion. The poems plunge from ecstasy into melancholy from couplet to couplet, and the book as a whole stands as a defiant sally against the pressures of long-distance relationships. Loosely inspired by the Roman poet Ovid's Amores.