Crystalline poems of beauty and risk, from T.S. Eliot and Forward Prize shortlisted poet, Fiona Sampson.
'...the heart's tick-tock machine
rebuilds, rebuilds, rebuilds.'
Bright, sharp and elemental, the poems of Fiona Sampson's latest new collection are of quiet attention and devastating clarity paying full attention to slices of life and states of mind delicately hewn patterns of patience and grace, exquisitely observed. Their lightness and dark hang perfectly balanced, their lucidity and understated power both remarkable and memorable.
This is a collection that belongs the shifting of seasons, not only in the subject matter but in the way the poems reveal a shift in style and method.
Here is a master work of renewal, beauty and risk, from a poet of formidable powers.
|Publisher:||Random House UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
FIONA SAMPSON's poetry books include Rough Music (2010), shortlisted for the Forward and T.S. Eliot Prizes, and Common Prayer (2007), shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, and Coleshill, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She has received a Cholmondeley Award, the Newdigate Prize, the Zlaten Prsten (Macedonia), Writer's Awards from the Arts Councils of England and of Wales, and from the Society of Authors, and is a Fellow and Council Member of the Royal Society of Literature. She is Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, where she edits the international quarterly, Poem.
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