Don Paterson





Don Paterson


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Dundee, Scotland, The United Kingdom
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Don Paterson, OBE, FRSL, (born 1963) is a Scottish poet, writer and musician.

Average rating: 3.86 · 1,504 ratings · 175 reviews · 42 distinct worksSimilar authors
Rain

3.87 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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40 Sonnets

3.74 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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Landing Light

3.95 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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101 Sonnets

3.71 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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Nil Nil

3.91 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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The Book of Shadows

4.12 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Reading Shakespeare's Sonne...

4.18 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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God's Gift to Women

3.56 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1997
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New British Poetry

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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The Eyes

3.82 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1999
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“I can see exactly what not to do at the moment. No doubt through the usual process of elimination I'll arrive at my favourite strategy of total paralysis.”
Don Paterson, The Blind Eye: A Book of Late Advice

“A poetic form is essentially a codified pattern of silence. We have a little silence at the end of a line, a bigger one at the end of a stanza, and a huge one at the end of the poem. The semantic weight of the poem tends to naturally distribute itself according to that pattern of silence, paying especial care to the sounds and meanings of the words and phrases that resonate into the little empty acoustic of the line-ending, or the connecting hallway of stanza-break, or the big church of the poem's end.”
Don Paterson

“Inconveniently, books are all the pages in them, not just the ones you choose to read.”
Don Paterson, The Book of Shadows

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