The Blue Clerk: Ars Poetica in 59 Versos by Dionne Brand

The Blue Clerk: Ars Poetica in 59 Versos

Dionne Brand

248 pages first pub 2018 (editions)

nonfiction lgbtqia+ poetry reflective slow-paced


On a lonely wharf a clerk in an ink-blue coat inspects bales and bales of paper that hold a poet's accumulated left-hand pages--the unwritten, the withheld, the unexpressed, the withdrawn, the restrained, the word-shard. In The Blue Clerk renowned...

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reflective 100%
challenging 83%
adventurous 16%
emotional 16%
informative 16%
inspiring 16%
lighthearted 16%
relaxing 16%


slow 50%
medium 33%
fast 16%

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