The Common Flesh: New and Selected Poems
by Alison Croggon
The Common Flesh is Alison Croggon’s third full-length collection of poetry. It is a compelling work in which the often very personal subject-matter of the poems is expressed, as the poet says, “to create a quality of tension between raw emotional immediacy and a formal poetic aesthetic…”.
With their structural delicacy, emotional impact and archetypal resonances, these are powerful and enduring poems.