A Painted Field: Poems

A Painted Field: Poems

by Robin Robertson
     
 

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In these forty-two poems, Robin Robertson demonstrates an astonishing range of style and concerns, in a voice that is utterly original. Whether he is rendering a dramatic new version of Ovid ("The Flaying of Marsyas") or celebrating the ambiguous pleasures of food ("Artichoke"), Robertson's poetry is always lucid, sensuous, and compelling. These are poems that…  See more details below

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In these forty-two poems, Robin Robertson demonstrates an astonishing range of style and concerns, in a voice that is utterly original. Whether he is rendering a dramatic new version of Ovid ("The Flaying of Marsyas") or celebrating the ambiguous pleasures of food ("Artichoke"), Robertson's poetry is always lucid, sensuous, and compelling. These are poems that speak of the wounds of memory, the implacable coupling of desire and loss, the fugitive nature of things. Elegant and profound, A Painted Field has proved a stunning debut.

Editorial Reviews

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"The reader is almost blinded by the incandescent authority of these poems."-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Robin Robertson is instantly recognizable as a poet of vivid authority, commanding a surprised, accurate language of his own. . . . This is a first book of extraordinary gifts and assured maturity."-W. S. Merwin
Scotsman
A poet of rare skill and sensitivity. This is work that will stand and endure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156006477
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/06/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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John Banville
A stunning debut by a master of the poetic line; this is a wonderful work, at once muscular and delicate, ringing with a plangent, bitter music.

Meet the Author

Robin Robertson is a 30-year veteran food writer, cooking teacher, and chef specializing in vegan and vegetarian cooking.  She is the author of 20 vegetarian or vegan cookbooks, including Vegan Planet and 1,000 Vegan Recipes, and is a regular columnist for VegNews magazine and VegCooking.com. She operates a vegan-focused website and blog at RobinRobertson.com.

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