The Knowledge

Robert Peake’s incredible eye for detail illuminates a collection of stirring and delicately attuned poems that not only roam but actively seek — travelling far and wide to all manner of places but also moving through time, taking leaps of faith and journeys into memory and sensation. These poems refer to a kind of knowledge that isn’t just sought or gained, but is felt and experienced, known in your heart and in your bones as much as in your mind.

From postcards to portraits, from ancient and modern wars to cosmopolitan cities, wildlife, and even a tiny ornamental skeleton, Robert Peake finds a sharp focus for the bigger picture both far and wide and closer to home. These carefully-controlled and eloquent poems know the subtle and deep consequences from each small gesture; the ripple-effect across each story, the altering of lives and history; the still, quiet centre from which it all begins.

The Knowledge is due out April 2015 from Nine Arches Press, an independent UK-based press that won “Most Innovative Publisher” in the 2014 Saboteur Awards.

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The Knowledge by Robert Peake
ISBN-10: 0-9931201-1-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-9931201-1-4
OL: OL25439447M
The Knowledge
<p><a href="http://vimeo.com/101244670">The Knowledge - Coming April 2015</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/peakepoetics">Robert Peake</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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