By the author of "Love Poems", this collection of poems offers insights into life and the human condition.
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This new book of poems is Patten's eighth for adults. With its powerful opening section interweaving poems about the death of his mother and memories of his childhood with her, it is at one and the same time his most personal and universal collection. It is a book of remarkable poems offering sharp insights into life and the human condition.
Whether composing lamentations to the terrible beauty of human love, or writing his outstanding popular verse for children, Patten has continued to articulate and illuminate the joys and sorrows of the everyday world.
His reputation as a poet has been enhanced progressively by each of his collections, and now with translations into numerous languages including Italian, Spanish, German and Polish, he is acknowledge as one of Europe's foremost poets.
Writing about Brian Patten's work Charles Causley has said:
"He reveals a sensibility profoundly aware of the ever-present possibility of the magical and the miraculous, as well as of the granite-hard realities. These are undiluted poems, beautifully calculated, informed – even in their darkest moments – with courage and hope."
Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946 and is now recognised as one of Europe’s leading contemporary poets. His work is translated into many languages worldwide, and his collections (available in Flamingo) include ‘‘Grinning Jack’, ‘Love Poems’, and ‘‘Storm Damage’.
He is also well known for his children’s poetry and novels, and is the editor of the ‘Twentieth Century Book of Children’s Verse’.
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Book Description Flamingo, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006550398