Of all modern poets writing today, Brian Patten is perhaps the most accessible and popular. Now his famous collection of love poems, spanning a period of sixteen years, is published in Paladin for the first time.
D. M. Thomas has described Patten's love poetry as 'truthful and tender... The poems write in a very assured way about being diffident and vulnerable', while Charles Causley acclaims him for revealing 'a sensibility profoundly aware of the ever-present possibility of the magical and the miraculous. These are all undiluted poems, beautifully calculated, informed – even in their darkest moments – with courage and hope.'
"He thinks and feels ferociously".
"A magic ability to turn radiant imagination loose".
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 Allen & Unwin. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, and may have sticker on cover, but in good overall condition. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-G-001-01011
Book Description George allen & Unwin, 1981. The best of pattern's love poems. Slight wear to top jacket edges otherwise a fine condition hardback in very good dust jacket. 96 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 15141
Book Description Allen & Unwin. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0048210528I5N00
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A better than very good hardback copy in a better than very good dustjacket: firm, clean, square and tight with no underlining or splits. Bookseller Inventory # 064060