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Oddments inklings omens moments

Alastair Reid

Oddments inklings omens moments

poems

by Alastair Reid

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Published by Little, Brown and Company in Boston, Toronto .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAlastair Reid.
SeriesAtlantic monthly press book
The Physical Object
Pagination[12],52p. ;
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21210383M

His own poems, collected in volumes including "To Lighten My House" (), "Oddments Inklings Omens Moments" () and "Weathering" (), are known for the shrewdly inviting quality they share with those of Auden or Larkin or Billy Collins, their emotional depths resonating out of a conversational rhythm and tone.   “Good Omens is a direct descendant of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a vastly overpraised book or radio programme or industry or something that became quite popular in Britain a .

Oddments, Inklings, Omens, Moments and Other Poems. CMS Records CMS , [] CONTENTS: Ghosts' stories -- Calenture -- Oddments, Inklings, Omens, Moments -- Cat-faith -- Who am I? -- A note from the Coast -- What's what -- The syntax of seasons -- For her sake -- The o-filler -- Speaking a foreign language -- Was I, will be -- Spain, morning. Rev. of books by Millis & Mills Prelude to Independence. Dean Acheson Price, Martin: The Self-Deceivers: Some Recent Fiction. Rev. of books by Phelps, Hanley, Iris Murdoch, Bianca VanOrden, & Muriel Spark —Intelligence and Fiction: Some New Novels. Rev. of books by Bellow, Gary, Wilson, Snow, Fielding, & Updike

It is a thoroughly synthetic book, and the Lamont Poetry Selection for Mr. O'Gorman's verse always seems to be running a fever. Rheto-1 THE NIGHT OF THE HAMMER, by Ned O'Gorman. Harcourt, Brace. $ HEART'S NEEDLE, by W. D. Snodgrass. Knopf. $ ODDMENTS INKLINGS OMENS MOMENTS, by Alastair Reid. Atlantic-Little, Brown. $ PLAYS &.   I often recall Alastair saying that poetry, for him, occupied brief periods of startled awareness, the stuff of “inklings, oddments, omens, moments.” Prose was, in his view, a medium in which one could address the mundane world, its emotional sprawl, gathering strands into a woven fabric that somehow mirrored reality, even became it.


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Genre/Form: Poetry: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Reid, Alastair, Oddments, inklings, omens, moments. Boston, Little, Brown []. Weathering book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Alastair Reid began publishing poetry in the New Yorker in and has s /5. He was a poet, translator, and essayist. He wrote more than a articles and poems for The New Yorker, beginning in and ending in He translated the works of Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda.

He was the author of several collections of poetry including Oddments Inklings Omens Moments, Passwords, Weathering, Inside Out, and Outside In. The major collections – To Lighten My House, Oddments, Inklings, Omens, Moments, Passwords and Weathering – appear mostly intact, with a few insertions (to be precise, six previously.

In the introductory note to his book Weathering: Poems and Translation (), Alastair Reid states: 'I look on this book as something of a farewell on my part to formal poetry, which seems to me now something of an artificial gesture, like wearing a tie.

I am more interested in the essential act of putting-well-into-words, good writing; and I feel that the fine attention one gives to words in.

He was a poet, translator, and essayist. He wrote more than a articles and poems for The New Yorker, beginning in and ending in He translated the works of Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda.

He was the author of several collections of poetry including Oddments Inklings Omens Moments, Passwords, Weathering, Inside Out, and Outside In/5(12). Scottish poet Alastair Reid was born in Whithorn, Galloway, Scotland, where his father was a minister.

He attended the University of St. Andrews, though his education was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. He was conscripted into the navy and became a code breaker.

Reid returned to St. Andrews after the war and earned a degree in classics. Inkling brings the world\'s best digital textbooks to iPad, iPhone, and the web. Interactive books from Inkling make learning better. Good Omens is a parody of the film The Omen, with some drive-by swattings of religious ideas and popular culture along the way.

It is often obscure in its writings, with bits of past-its-prime cultural humour and “this is the real meaning of life” preaching that it could do without. Good Omens is a flawed book, for certain. But there is an. Mr. Reid is the author of ''Oddments Inklings Omens Moments,'' ''Flowers in the Surf'' and ''Weathering: Poems and Translations.'' The center is at.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Reid. Find more information about: ISBN: Happening --Oddments, Inklings, Omens, Moments --Directions for a Map --The Waterglass --Once at Piertarvit --A Game of Glass --For Her Sake --Calenture --The Figures on the Frieze --Quarrels --In Such a. His own poems, collected in volumes including “To Lighten My House” (), “Oddments Inklings Omens Moments” (), and “Weathering” (), are.

Being Human is the third book in the Staying Alive poetry g Alive and its sequel Being Alive have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary Human is a companion volume to those two books – a world poetry anthology offering poetry lovers an even broader, international selection of 'real poems for unreal times'.

His own poems, collected in volumes including “To Lighten My House” (), “Oddments Inklings Omens Moments” () and “Weathering” (), are.

Good Omens opens with the longest cold opening in tv history. The first 30 minutes of the show is dedicated to exposition, establishing the friendship between Crowly and Aziraphale across all of human see them help each other out from the Garden of Eden until the end times.

Alastair Reid (born 22 March ) is a Scottish poet and academic. He has been called "one of Scotland's foremost literary figures, admired as a craftsman in poetry, prose and translation." Reid was born in Wigtown, Galloway, Scotland.

Oddments, inklings, omens, moments: poems (London: J M Dent, ) Browse our range of poetry books, cards and gifts in our online shop. Shop now. Events Discover poetry events at the Scottish Poetry Library and beyond. Find forthcoming Events. Newsletter. By contrast, in the earlier Oddments Inklings Omens Moments () a playful interest in words themselves and in such subject matter as mirrors, magic, ghosts, cats, frogs, children, and games gives such immediate pleasure that his deeper, underlying human concerns might be overlooked.

But the concern is present in the earlier poems. I always define poetry for my students as a language adequate to our experience — to our full experience, taking into account the interior valleys, the peaks, the broad plains.

It gives voice to tiny thoughts, to what the Scottish poet and scholar Alastair Reid, in a lovely poem, calls "Oddments Inklings Omens Moments.".The Woman at the Washington Zoo. New York Herald-Tribune Book Review, Oct 23 sect 6, p 1. Jeffers, Robinson. Be Angry at the Sun. New York Times Book Review, Feb 22p Jeffers, Robinson.

Solstice and Other Poems. Boston Evening Transcript Oct 19 Johnson, James Weldon. St. Peter Relates an Incident. [].Oddments Inklings Omens Moments is a good description of Alastair Reid's book.

He likes to play with words and make little charms of them. He does this very well, and the poems are modest, cheerful, graceful, and trivial.

They are trivial not because they are graceful, III.