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The Wind Dog

Tom Paulin

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ISBN
9780571264087
Date Published
04.08.2011
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Summary

The ‘wind dog’ is a broken rainbow, but, in the title poem of Tom Paulin’s sixth collection, it provides this most agile of poets with a perfect bridge into childhood and its ‘lingo-jingo of beginnings’. The poem is a gloriously singing meditation on the life of the ear – ‘the only true reader’ – and the meaning and music of both words and pre-verbal sounds are a recurring theme in this rich, cogent and prosodically adventurous volume.

TomPaulin

Tom Paulin was born in Leeds in 1949 but grew up in Belfast, and was educated at the universities of Hull and Oxford. He has published nine collections of poetry as well as a Selected Poems 1972-1990, two major anthologies, two versions of Greek drama, and several critical works, including The Day-Star of Liberty: William Hazlitt’s Radical Style and, most…

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