Sir Andrew Motion The Customs House

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Andrew Motion's new book opens with a sequence of war poems (first published as the pamphlet Laurels and Donkeys, on Armstice Day 2010), drawing on soldiers' experiences of war from 1914 until today - beginning with a story about Siegfried Sassoon and moving via World War Two and Korea to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of the poems are in the voices of combatants, others are based on memories of the poet's father, who landed at D-day and fought in France and Germany. The poems combine understatement with a clear-eyed and unswerving candour.

The Customs House has other rooms: a group of topographies, mapping moments in a marriage against the contingencies of place and family history; and several 'found poems', in which the poet collaborates with his source, mixing what is there already with what is about to be there: whether a remarkable sonnet sequence on the last days of the Baroque genius Francesco Borromini, or in other poems a richly imagined extrapolation from the silent premises of a painting.

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The Customs House is a stunning new sequence of war poems from Andrew Motion, the former Poet Laureate.

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Andrew Motion was Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009. His most most recent collection of poems, The Cinder Path (2009), was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. The author of several biographies, his authorised life of Philip Larkin (1993) won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. He has published a novella, The Invention of Dr Cake (2003) and a memoir, In the Blood (2006). The Customs House is his eleventh book of poems.

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