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From one of England's most established poets comes a new collection of poems filled with scabrous wit and lyric assurance that are just as sharp as his five previous award-winning collections. Most recently, O’Brien’s Down River won the 2001 Forward Prize for Best Collection, making him the only poet to have won the Forward Prize twice.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 28th 2007 by Pan Macmillan (first published September 17th 2007)
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Jane Holland
Sean O'Brien's latest collection makes superb reading. It's a dark but very human book, dealing with death and intimations of the afterlife. With luminous nostalgia and a dry understated wit, it looks back to the poet's past and forward into the unknown.

A book of elegies, deeply etched character studies - of places as well as people - and poems of reinitiation.
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