Six Poets: Richard Price
The Mutual Satellite Assurance Company Limited
A double-planet system –
the Earth and the Moon.
And maybe the moon – you know –
an equal – once.
Sisters – (a little big-sister,
a big little-sister) –
two haloes of pressure,
mutual, unequal –
the solidarity of interference.
(Their desire to hold.
Their desire to hold back.)
from Small World (Carcanet)
Richard Price’s poetry collections include Lucky Day, Rays and Small World. He also writes fiction, as R. J. Price, most recently The Island, about a father and daughter who steal a car on a Particularly Bad Day.