Looking out from Bashan: the republic of Og
Written by Mark Reid
Og is the last survivor of the giant races of the Old Testament, doomed to conquest by God’s chosen people on their way to the Promised Land. Og is not only the king of the last of his people but, as a giant amongst ordinary sized humans, he also represents the monster within.
An exciting new collection of poems linked by a strong narrative into a poetic ‘biography’.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘Reid’s words are understated, sometimes stark, and are employed with precision. This is a highly approachable collection that will be enjoyed by readers of poetry and short fiction.’ Colosoul Magazine
’Reid’s fantasy is not a simple narrative but a dynamic series of portraits, offering cinema a bio-pic model with its many different views of his character Og.’ Michael Farrell, The Australian
’Og is wonderfully primal and unexpected, a Biblical and gigantic character. Og is the naive power of perception and learning, a great craft afloat on his own oceanic curiosity.’
‘An intricately delving blend of ancient and modern apocrypha which unearths stories in us all. Mesmerising.’
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