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A wondrous new collection of poetry from the winner of the 2000 Whitbread Poetry Award.

In his eighth collection, the poet looks deeply into how we see our world: the organic relationship between the environment and the unconscious, between ideas and creatures, in poems whose protagonists – from the deer in a suburban garden to the poet’s six-month-old son – are infinitely
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 18th 2002 by Jonathan Cape
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John Burnside is the author of nine collections of poetry and five works of fiction. Burnside has achieved wide critical acclaim, winning the Whitbread Poetry Award in 2000 for The Asylum Dance which was also shortlisted for the Forward and T. S. Eliot prizes. Born in Scotland, he moved away in 1965, returning to settle there in 1995. In the intervening period he worked as a factory hand, a labour ...more
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