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Hill of Doors

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Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and the Costa Poetry Award

A brilliant new collection from the Forward Prize winning poet
Charged with strangeness and beauty, Hill of Doors is a haunted and haunting book, where each successive poem seems a shape conjured from the shadows, and where the uncanny is made physically present. The collection sees the return of some familiar me
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ebook, 96 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Picador USA
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Angela
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
According to Wendy Doniger in The Implied Spider: Politics & Theology in Myth, a dream is a private myth, a myth is a public dream, and poets are the alchemists who are able to render both for us in vivid, visceral ways. Robin Robertson in Hill of Doors, his fifth volume of poetry shows us he is master of both ends of the spectrum. He has already published a translation of Euripides Medea, and this book contains several sketches from Ovid ("The House of Envy," The Ghost of Acteon," "The Cave ...more
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I found this a little disappointing after having liked Swithering and The Wrecking Light so much. I didn't feel, however, that this collection took me anywhere new in terms of subject or the way the poems were written.
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Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. His four collections of poetry have received the E. M. Forster Award and various Forward Prizes.
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“In my head, when the gales are riding wild,
I steer towards catastrophe
then write about it.”
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