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The European winters of 2009 and 2010 serve as inspiration for the evocative poems in this collection that anxiously yet joyfully unite the seasons and creatures of the planet. The extremity of those record-setting winters in the UK redefined all seasons for the poet, and her notion that nature asserted itself and renewed the environment for the imagination is conveyed in poems such as “Polar,” in which a polar bear rug transforms personal and ecological longing into a creative act. The compilation presents ...

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Overview

The European winters of 2009 and 2010 serve as inspiration for the evocative poems in this collection that anxiously yet joyfully unite the seasons and creatures of the planet. The extremity of those record-setting winters in the UK redefined all seasons for the poet, and her notion that nature asserted itself and renewed the environment for the imagination is conveyed in poems such as “Polar,” in which a polar bear rug transforms personal and ecological longing into a creative act. The compilation presents commissioned pieces written during the author’s time as National Poet of Wales, including poems for Haiti and Guardian features for Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847771995
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gillian Clarke is a poet, a writer, a creative writing tutor at the University of Glamorgan, and the president and founder of Ty Newydd Writers' Centre in Wales. She was the inaugural Capital Poet for Cardiff and in 2008 was appointed the National Poet of Wales. Her works include Collected Poems, Making the Beads for the Dead, and Recipe for Water.

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