Who Seemed Alive & Altogether Real, by Padraig Regan (paperback)

£6.50

Who Seemed Alive & Altogether Real is the second pamphlet of poems by Padraig Regan. With an introduction by Andrew McMillan.

Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-74-5
Publication date: 8th June 2017
Page count: 36

Product Description

Padraig Regan’s poems delight in the sensual and the visual: this pamphlet is alive with the textures of paint, sweat, sugar and overripe fruit. Regan riffs on art history in a way which is playful and inquisitive – Johann Zoffany drinks mojitos with David Hockney; Caravaggio outrages and compels; Queen Elizabeth I is effortfully glorious.

Many poems focus on the representation of the human body, discovering alternative histories in responses to paintings where the gaze of the male artist is directed towards the male figure in queerly erotic ways.