The Pomegranates of Kandahar
By (author) Sarah Maguire
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Pomegranates of Kandahar by Sarah Maguire
Book DescriptionSarah Maguire's rich and lyrical poems have been highly praised for the ease with which they ground precise, sensual detail within the wider context of world events. In this remarkable new collection, her poems travel greater distances than ever before. The title poem laments the devastation visited upon Afghanistan following decades of war. Other poems consider the casualties of political unrest: would-be migrants in Tangiers gazing northwards at the longed-for phantasmagoria of 'Europe'; and packs of wolves on the loose in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. But there are intimate poems too, often using scientific vocabularies to offset a personal moment, as in 'Landscape, with Dead Sea' where the erosion of the poet's skin is connected to geological transformations at the earth's core.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780701181314
(215mm x 135mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sarah Maguire
Almost the Equinox, Paperback (August 2015)
Sarah Maguire's first collection, Spilt Milk, established her as one of the most original voices in British poetry, and led to her being chosen as one of the New Generation Poets. This book deals with her life and work.
My Voice, Paperback (June 2014)
Multilingual anthology celebrating ten years' work by Britain's Poetry Translation Centre, with original poems and translations from 27 languages.
Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, Paperback (August 2007)
Farhad is a typical student, interested in wine, women and poetry, and negligent of the religious conservatism of his grandfather. But one night changes all that. This work talks about the fractured mind and emotions of a country caught between religion and the political machinations of the world's super powers.
Flora Poetica, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Sarah Maguire
This anthology brings together over 250 poems about flowers, plants and trees from eight centuries of writing in English: 14th-century lyrics sit next to poems of the 21st century; celebrations of plants native to the English soil share the volume with more exotic plant poetry from further afield.
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Author Biography - Sarah Maguire
Born in 1957, Sarah Maguire has published three previous collections of poetry, Spilt Milk, The Invisible Mender and The Florist's at Midnight, as well as the anthology Flora Poetica: the Chatto Book of Botanical Verse. She is the founder and director of the Poetry Translation Centre at SOAS, and was co-translator with Yama Yari of Afghan writer Atiq Rahimi's A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear (Chatto, 2006). She is also Founder of the Poetry Translation Centre, responsible for introducing a wide range of international poets into English. Sarah Maguire has lived all her life in west London.
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