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Description - Selected Poems by Michael Symmons Roberts

The definitive introduction to a major poet

This selection of the best poems from six remarkable collections reveals that all the strength and sensuality and strangeness is in there from the start. This is a metaphysical poetry for our age- rooted, steeped in the physical, but stretching for lyric completion, philosophical clarity, emotional truth. These poems achieve their seriousness not through hectoring argument but through their lightness of touch, their wit, their tenderness, their music. Roberts has always been a poet who, in the words of Lavinia Greenlaw, 'inspires profound meditation on the nature of the soul, the body, the stars and the heart, and sparks revelation'. He is also formally and thematically diverse, restlessly exploring a wide range of subjects from Cold-War fear to love lyrics, genetics to elegies, always returning to the crucial, elemental themes - the mapping of experience and the search for meaning.

After Drysalter, his double-prize-winning tour de force, we now have this opportunity to observe the whole arc to date- the consistency of grace and power, curiosity and risk, passion and intelligence that - together - make Michael Symmons Roberts such a thrilling and essential poet.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781910702420
ISBN-10: 1910702420
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 126mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-May-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Symmons Roberts

Michael Symmons Roberts's fourth book of poetry, Corpus, was the winner of the 2004 Whitbread Poetry Award, and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize, and the Griffin International Prize. His sixth collection, Drysalter, was the winner of both the Forward Prize and the Costa Poetry Prize in 2013. He collaborated with Paul Farley on Edgelands (Cape/Vintage) and will do so again in The Deaths of the Poets (Cape, 2017). He has also worked many times with the composer James MacMillan. He has published two novels, and is Professor of Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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