Posted by: John Looker | 24 March, 2015

Inside The Human Hive: Made in Mesopotamia

” … … It’s that lyre the grabs our attention,
with its simple strings of gut,
its arms reaching up in graceful curves
like a woman dancing … … ”

A big “thank you” to Bennison Books for this article reviewing one of my poems.

Bennison Books

xdGSBNv7_400x400The  final section of John Looker’s collection of poetry, The Human Hive, published in January by Bennison Books, appears at first sight to depart from the book’s exploration of the world of work.

The earlier poems offer a rich and varied evocation of human work over millennia, from  the bravery of men working on the construction of a skyscraper and trade between different tribes on a river, to the aspirations of an ambitious dancer and the very public failure of an ambassador.

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