Influence: A Martian Sends a Postcard Home

A Martian Sends a Postcard Home (Oxford Poets)A Martian Sends a Postcard Home by Craig Raine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was the first book by Craig Raine that I read. The world he showed me was so alien that it took me a long while to understand his work. I was in my first year at university and none of his work was included in the curriculum, so I felt I was on my own trying to crack a mysterious code that would reveal a whole new universe. Looking back, I am glad I persisted.

I know this is not a proper review of the book, I’m still waiting for my own personal copy to arrive delivered by a UFO. 🙂

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About matangmanok

Jim Pascual Agustin writes and translates poetry. Sometimes he tries his hand at essays and stories. His latest book is BLOODRED DRAGONFLIES, published by Deep South in South Africa. Check out the official blog page for Bloodred Dragonflies. In 2011 the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in Manila released BAHA-BAHAGDANG KARUPUKAN (poems in Filipino) and ALIEN TO ANY SKIN (poems in English). The same publisher released his most recent poetry collections SOUND BEFORE WATER and KALMOT NG PUSA SA TAGILIRAN. In 2015 a new poetry collection in English, A THOUSAND EYES was released. His first collection of short stories in Filipino, SANGA SA BASANG LUPA, was released in 2016. UK publisher The Onslaught Press launches his poetry collection, WINGS OF SMOKE, worldwide in February 2017. San Anselmo Publications released HOW TO MAKE A SALAGUBANG HELICOPTER & OTHER POEMS in 2019 followed by CROCODILES IN BELFAST & OTHER POEMS in 2020 - both books can be purchased through their Facebook page. View all posts by matangmanok

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