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Description - At the Source by Gillian Clarke

"At the Source" reflects upon a writer's deep inheritance of language, myth and nature. Her creative journeys begin from those sources. The book opens with a house, Blaen Cwrt. A river rises, a tributary which will flow on to the Atlantic, and a family has its roots there. There the Welsh poet Gillian Clarke writes in what was the byre, looking across a landscape worked and imagined by generations of farmers and poets. Six chapters explore the relationship of places and languages, culture and family, geology and myth, in a poet's imagination. At the heart of the book is a journal of the writer's year. Lyrical, wise, meticulously observant, often humorous, Clarke records the experience of living and working on the land, observing the world from a particular place, the continuity and remaking of the source.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857549867
ISBN-10: 1857549864
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 165
Imprint: Lives and Letters
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gillian Clarke

Born in Cardiff, Gillian Clarke is Wales's best-loved poet. She is also a playwright, editor, broadcaster, lecturer and translator (from the Welsh). She edited the Anglo-Welsh Review (1975-1984) and is a former president of Ty Newydd, the writers' centre in North Wales which she co-founded in 1990. Since 1994 she has been a tutor in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. Clarke was the inaugural Capital Poet for Cardiff 2005-6. Carcanet publish many of her books.

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