Cazique

Book


Clegg, Matthew 2018. Cazique. Longbarrow Press.
AuthorsClegg, Matthew
Abstract

Cazique is a book in three movements. ‘Officer’ / ‘Zipped File’ details the breakdown in communication between employee and employer. ‘Holodets’ tackles what is lost in translation during a love affair between an English poet and a Russian immigrant. The title sequence offers the last confessions of a washed-up confidence trickster: a man inspired by the 19th century swindler Gregor MacGregor – the self-titled Cazique of Poyais.

These dramatic sequences move between the public and the private, negotiating seductive facades and authentic flaws. Like the world we live in, the characters presented are in thrall to truth, but unable to live entirely by its strictures. Corporate homogeneity, romantic love, and Satanic deceit all fail to deliver the land of milk and honey.

The poems of Cazique are inhabited by individuals in different environments and predicaments, coping with different pressures. They continue the author’s engagement with personae and place – and the ever-unstable relationship between the two.

Keywordsconmen; poetry sequence; communciation; trickster; corporate persona
ISBN9781906175351
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/626076
hdl:10545/626076
File
File Access Level
Open
Publication dates2018
Publication process dates
Deposited03 Nov 2021, 14:24
Accepted2018
Year2018
PublisherLongbarrow Press
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
Permalink -

https://repository.derby.ac.uk/item/9474q/cazique

Download files


File
license.txt
File access level: Open

  • 9
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 4
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as