Essays on Departure: New and Selected Poems 1980-2005

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"Essays on Departure" is a gathering of 25 years' work by one of the most elegant and pertinent poets working in English, work from eight books, including a generous excerpt from the electrically erotic verse novel "Love, Death and the Changing of the Seasons", and new work written in the shadow of hegemonic empire. Often unabashedly narrative, at once witty and elegiac, this is a poetry in open dialogue with its sources, as close at hand or as surprising as Donne , Akhmatova, the American poet Muriel Rukeyser, Joseph Roth ...

Essays on Departure: New and Selected Poems 1980-2005 2006, Carcanet Press Ltd, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9781903039786

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