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For the Good of Liars
Peter Manson

For the Good of Liars is Peter Manson's first full-length collection of poems and contains work written
between 1993 and 2005.

£8.00, 66pp, ISBN 978-1-903488-44-7, May 2006

Out of Print

Author Biography

Peter Manson was born in Glasgow in 1969. His publications include me generation (unclassified verbal and visual work, Writers Forum 1997), Birth Windows (poems, Barque Press 1999), "Two renga" (collaborations with the poet Elizabeth James, in the Reality Street Editions 4-pack Renga+, 2002),Before and After Mallarmé (translations, Survivors' Press 2005), and Adjunct: an Undigest (prose, Edinburgh Review 2005). An audio CD of extracts from "Adjunct: an Undigest" was released by Stem Recordings in 2004. Peter Manson was the 2005-6 Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Girton College, Cambridge. He co-edits the Object Permanence pamphlet series with Robin Purves.


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from For the Good of Liars

Love Poem

Take this toward summer hampered tempo
you will evolve legs bearing other night armour
to be pressed memory vaguer departing head
among these solo versions late ichor sorted edge

The hair part of song length opening credit status
let flow solid as warning new and hollow black
hand again stepping clean on hope of ádept
annex the light become clear balding surface

Our story back in the sonar dip tank
by which simple sketch article twelve comets
pale criminal rest easy is over cautious
the rest is grateful.


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