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A collection of poems by Tom Paulin, who is also known as an essayist  and from his appearances on television and radio. The title of the book  is taken from a statement by the modernist painter Paul Klee.
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Overview


A collection of poems by Tom Paulin, who is also known as an essayist  and from his appearances on television and radio. The title of the book  is taken from a statement by the modernist painter Paul Klee.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780571264070
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • File size: 829 KB

Table of Contents

Klee/Clover 1
History of the Tin Tent 3
Linda Nicklin 5
The New Year 8
Matins 10
The Lonely Tower 11
Painting the Carport 13
Middle Age 15
The Firhouse 16
L 19
Almost There 21
Unnatural Object 22
Macaulay Jail 24
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Wisdom's Dark Grove 31
Kevin O'Higgins and the Justice Squad 32
51 Sans Souci Park 33
Kinship Ties 35
The Rooks 36
Don't 38
Naif 39
Serial Lover in the Woodyard 40
Hegel and the War Criminals 42
A Poor Useless Creature 44
Painting with Sawdust 46
On the Windfarm 48
Palestinian Free State 53
The Other England 54
What's Natural 55
Priming the Pump 56
Portnoo Pier 65
American Light 67
Circumstantial 68
Going Back to the Sand Cabin 69
A Taste of Blood 70
A Hard Sell 72
Sparrowgrass 73
The Bargain Bed 74
Loyal as Ever 75
A Last Gesture 77
A Belfast Bildungsroman 80
The Ivy Restaurant 82
The Natural Order 83
Across the Howrah Bridge 85
Soldier and Packman 86
The Sting 88
Air Plane 91
Cadmus and the Dragon 93
Basta 102
That's It 104
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