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Departures: Selected Poems
by David Wevill
Poetry. This collection reprints work from David Wevill's four collections of poetry published in London during the 1960s and 1970s, and adds to them work from his subsequent Canadian collections. Wevill is the recipient of several prizes and was included in the renowned Penguin Modern Poets series before his first full collection appeared. His previous works include Figur ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Shearsman Books
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I can't remember this book that well. I read it so many years ago. The first book I owned by Wevill, "Casual ties" was just superb. But I think Departures may have even been better. At this moment, I cannot locate my copy of this book. It's packed away in boxes. I will come back to this after I find it and post a sample poem.
David Wevill was born a Canadian in Japan in 1935, and was educated in both Canada and England. He has lived in Burma and in Spain but has made his home in Austin, Texas for the past thirty years. While resident in England in the 1960s and 1970s, he established a substantial reputation as a poet, publishing four volumes between 1964 and 1974. He won prizes, was represented in all the major antholo ...moreMore about David Wevill...