Semblance, by Sarer Scotthorne

Semblance, by Sarer Scotthorne

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Poetry, chapbook, 24 pages, from erbacce-press.

"This is a new pamphlet published by Erbacce-Press in January 2016. It’s all about my relationship with my martial arts swords. My chance meeting with film maker/translator Albert Zhang in 2015, and subsequent conversations led me to write Semblance. I owe Albert a debt of gratitude for making this poetry and my Chinese Martial Arts into a film of the same name and for translating these poems into Mandarin and Cantonese."

-Sarer Scotthorne

" . . . feisty feminist, warrior poet, sharp as the blade she wields, Scotthorne matches the rhythms, focus and structure of her martial arts practise to the written word . . ."

-Barbara Donne

" . . . a balance of introspection and activity, Scotthorne’s work hurts the soul through its jabs, chops and violent attacks all executed with fine self-control and patient care born of long practice . . ."

-Jude Cowan-Montague

" . . . (this) poetry blazes with the radical ambition of American poet Stephen Berg; Scotthorne has the rare gift for innovation that so many of our published poets lack. This is essential reading for anyone who cares where poetry goes next . . . "

-Dan Duggan


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