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The Weight Of Light (2004) By Andrew Staniland
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Andrew Staniland's prose-poem novel "The Weight Of Light (2004)" is a lyrical description of the inner life and spiritual practice of Delphine, a Frenchwoman living in London. It is set... More > entirely in her apartment, like a camera recording the poetry of her daily life, her meditations and spiritual experiences. It is a “new spirituality” novel that is both literary and an honest description of a contemporary spiritual life. Revised edition.< Less
Four Plays (1994) By Andrew Staniland
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"The Temple Of The Goddess" (1992) is a verse tragedy set in pre-classical Greece. A matriarchal bronze age state is invaded by a patriarchal iron age army. "The Playwright"... More > (1993) is a drama about resurgent nationalism in post-communist Eastern Europe. "Mornings In The Life Of A Theatre Critic" (1993) is a London theatre comedy. "The Valley Of Stones" (1994) is a tragedy of survival and defiance in a refugee camp. Revised edition.< Less
Rhapsodies (2014) By Andrew Staniland
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Andrew Staniland's "Rhapsodies (2014)" takes its title from the verse form of the two long poems at its centre, "Rhapsody" and "Corona Lumina", written in long rhyming... More > couplets. The same verse form is used for a poem about the Ukrainian musicians Dakh Daughters and Valentin Silvestrov. There are translations from Russian and Ukrainian, a tribute to Seamus Heaney and a sequence of short poems about an album by the French singer-songwriter Amélie-les-crayons. Revised edition.< Less
Playful Poems By Andrew Staniland
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Andrew Staniland’s “Playful Poems” is a sequence of over a hundred short poems written between March 2015 and August 2016 and prompted by reading most of Shakespeare’s plays... More > in their likely chronological order. There are poems about the wars in Ukraine and Syria, refugees, dictators, nationalism and Brexit, as well as “The lovely wood of piebald light/That any English poem is”.< Less
Three Cine-Poems (1997) By Andrew Staniland
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The three cine-poems collected here use classical blank verse and contemporary cinematic narrative techniques to tell their stories. “White Russian” (1995) is a lyrical description of a... More > young Russian woman’s life in London. “A Child Of God” (1996) is a comic study of a New Age guru and his small band of devotees. “A European Master” (1997) is a debate about contemporary aesthetic values between a French actress and an East European film director. Revised edition.< Less
Poems (1982-2004) By Andrew Staniland
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This is a collection of poems by Andrew Staniland from 1982 to 2004. Some are written in free verse, some in metric verse. They are in the romantic tradition of English poetry and explore... More > contemporary spiritual and psychotherapeutic experience. Revised edition.< Less
New Poems (2006) By Andrew Staniland
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The poems in Andrew Staniland's "New Poems (2006)" are poems about contemporary spiritual experience, written in classical metre, in the romantic tradition of English poetry. They include a... More > series of odes and a sequence of short poems which give the collection its title. Revised edition.< Less
Two Story Poems (2009) By Andrew Staniland
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Andrew Staniland's "Two Story Poems (2009)" are original stories in classical verse. "A Human Disguise" is a spiritual comedy set in ancient India. A minor god takes on human form... More > to hide from a demon who is chasing him. "Compassion" is a ghost story set in medieval Japan. A samurai gains a supernatural power that is too terrible for him to use. Revised edition.< Less
The Perennial Poetry (2010) By Andrew Staniland
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Andrew Staniland's "The Perennial Poetry (2010)" is a collection of contemporary English Romantic poetry written in classical metre. There are poems about spiritual experience, creativity,... More > love and poetry itself. The subjects include contemporary films and paintings, Chartres cathedral and the war in Afghanistan, a trip to Tallinn and writing a themed poem for a poetry competition. There are odes and sonnets, including translations of French, Spanish, Italian and German sonnets. Revised edition.< Less
Hymns, Films And Sonnetinas (2007) By Andrew Staniland
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Andrew Staniland's "Hymns, Films And Sonnetinas (2007)" are written in classical metre, in the romantic tradition of English poetry. They include “Five Hymns” (dedicated to five... More > gods and goddesses representing different elements of contemporary culture and spirituality), “Twelve Films By Eric Rohmer”, “An Older Actress” (a narrative poem in alexandrine couplets about a French actress and her film career), “William Blake And The Eighteenth Century New Age” and “Sonnetinas” (a miscellaneous sequence of sonnet-like miniatures). Revised edition.< Less

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