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Landing Light

Don Paterson

Landing Light by Don Paterson, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Poetry 2003: ‘The most animated and animating volume of new poems I have read for years.’ Times Literary Supplement

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Paperback
ISBN
9780571220649
Date Published
01.04.2004
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Summary

WINNER OF THE WHITBREAD PRIZE FOR POETRY 2003

Landing Light is Don Paterson’s most accomplished and spiritual collection to date. In these poems, he guides us down the labyrinths of our deepest and most private concerns, pursuing the intimacy that the spoken – as well as the printed – word brings. Ceaselessly inquiring, deftly tuned into the emotional crackle of the world, Paterson explores the swings of light and dark that mark our most troubling feelings: utterance and silence, disclosure and concealment, and ultimately the need to both renew and to face finality.

‘I couldn’t get Don Paterson’s brilliant Landing Light out of my head.’ Spectator

‘The most animated and animating volume of new poems I have read for years.’ Times Literary Supplement

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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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