ISBN 9780639809151
Pages 56
Dimensions 210 x 140mm
Published 2020
Publisher Dryad Press, South Africa
Format Paperback


by Oliver Findlay Price

The title catalien engages with the Surrealist notion of a rebus – a puzzle device that combines images to suggest or depict a new word and requires unexpected creative conjunctions that confuse and then delight when the puzzle resolves itself. The rebus relies on a proliferation of meanings and takes pleasure in both the logical and seemingly illogical. catalien is a mystical debut collection of poems that harnesses a liberal range of human emotions combined with a deceptively charming wickedness. It incorporates a skillful blend of traditional form with free verse; in amongst a terrain of cats, fish, birds, dolphins, lizards and snakes, the poet deftly draws the reader into his idiosyncratic world.

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About the Author

Oliver Findlay Price

Oliver Findlay Price was born in 1935, attended St John's College, Johannesburg and has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Cape Town. He worked for several years as a British merchant seaman and has travelled extensively in Europe and Africa. After his stint at sea, he endured office jobs for thirty years. He has two grown-up children and is now a widower. His stories have appeared in various journals, and his poems in Carapace, Stanzas and New Contrast: South African Literary Journal. catalien is his debut poetry collection.

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