Author:
Michael Symmons Roberts FRSL (one of our writers)
Type:
Poetry
Published:
September 2009
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
ISBN-13:
978-0224090018

About the publication

The poems in Soft Keys engage in a search for meaning and order in the everyday and in the extraordinary - a locust officer tracking swarms in an African desert, a hobbyist building a replica of the world out of matchsticks, a chance encounter with the French mystic Simone Weil playing video games in a Torquay arcade... Richly inventive, and written in a wide diversity of poetic forms, Soft Keys looks for those places and moments where the curtain between earth and heaven is thinnest.

Reviews

I love Michael Symmons Roberts' poetry. He is a religious poet in a secular age. His work is about connection between the things of the spirit and the things of the world. And his work is about transcendence.

Jeanette Winterson