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Nil Nil

Don Paterson

Nil Nil is Don Paterson’s stunning first collection, already enlivened by the great formal skill and imaginative daring which has resulted in Paterson’s place in the very first rank of contemporary poets.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571168088
Date Published
01.04.2004
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Summary

Nil Nil, Don Paterson’s first volume of poetry, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1993 and heralded the arrival of a major new talent. The book presented a new and urgent poetry of dream-life, mystery and music, sexual obsession and the consolations of drink – all delivered with great formal skill and imaginative daring.

‘One of the finest first books of poems I’ve read for ages.’ Paul Muldoon

‘If you are wondering whether great poems are still being written, you ought to read Don Paterson’s.’ Charles Simic

‘One of the most ferociously talented of all British poets.’ Catherine Lockerbie

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Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. His poetry collections include Nil Nil, God’s Gift to Women, Landing Light, Rain and 40 Sonnets. He has published two books of aphorism, The Book of Shadows and The Blind Eye, as well as translations of Antonio Machado and Rainer Maria Rilke. He is also the author of Reading Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Smith:…

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