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The Movement of Bodies

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A strange assortment of characters inhabit these poems, including George Mackay Brown, Johnny Cash, William Dampier, a lion-keeper in wartime Afganistan, and a shipload of sailors in a Shetland churchyard. The long central work of the collection provides an elegiac meditation on the life and death of a young soldier who succumbed to hypothermia during the Napoleonic Wars. ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published May 28th 2006 by Seren
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So many good poems in this collection, that I just don't tire of reading. Interesting titles promise and deliver stories and moments and thoughts so perfectly, from out of history to our modern day. Sheenagh Pugh is a huge inspiration to my own poetry - I'm basically in awe.
Pugh excels at evoking a landscape and life in a few well-placed brushstrokes. these poems are historical in scope, even when they dwell on the personal. lively.
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I was born in 1950. I live in Shetland with my husband. I have published nine collections of poetry and translations, plus a Selected Poems and a sort of mini-Selected, two novels and a critical study of fan fiction (see Books). I translate poems mainly from German but sometimes also from French and Ancient Greek. I read German and Russian at the University of Bristol and used to teach creative wr ...more
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