Pastorals

Pastorals

by Peter McDonald
     
 

The first collection of poems in eight years from one of Ireland's most accomplished lyric poets invokes and explores the pastoral imagination in poems about grief, love's remote history, and a more recent past. In poems that, in his words, are written from a "melancholy distance," McDonald finds new shapes that reflect the difficult, contradictory relations of

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The first collection of poems in eight years from one of Ireland's most accomplished lyric poets invokes and explores the pastoral imagination in poems about grief, love's remote history, and a more recent past. In poems that, in his words, are written from a "melancholy distance," McDonald finds new shapes that reflect the difficult, contradictory relations of people to place and environment.

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"These poems, which with their gently syncopated lines may seem understated, register the uneasiness and the excitement of 'the buzzing world.' They are in the poet's own words, 'back roads to everywhere.'" —Michael Longley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857547528
Publisher:
Carcanet Press, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.24(d)

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Meet the Author

Peter McDonald won the Newdigate prize for poetry and an Eric Gregory award. A former instructor at Bristol University and Cambridge University, he is the Christopher Tower Student and Tutor in Poetry at Christ Church, Oxford.

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