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Open World: The Collected Poems 1960-2000

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His vision is a remarkably consistent one and the same elements recur again and again—rocks, sea, mist, gulls and the natural world. The sheer range of influences reflect the extraordinary range and depth of his reading—Rimbaud, Nietzche, and Whitman amongst many others—and it is a measure of the strength of his work that such a personal voice emerges. The book is arranged ...more
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Published August 1st 2003 by Birlinn Ltd
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George Polley
I first encountered Scottish poet Kenneth White in a book by J. Philip Newell and fell in love with his poetry, so went looking for his work on amazon.com, and found this book. His poetry is deeply connected to the world in which he lives, from the poems in "Caledonia Road Blues" to "Leaves of an Atlantic Atlas", a profound anchoring in the earth and nature. In "The Winter Lodgings in Scotstoun": "About to draw the blinds / I see over the rooftops / and the ten thousand chimneys / with the night ...more
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