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The Hoop

The Hoop

A collection of poems by

In 'The Hoop', his first book of poems, John Burnside takes his bearings from Celtic mythology and from landscape, especially that of Gloucestershire. 'The things that contribute to how I work are botanical texts and drawings, fairy stories, Celtic and Romance literature.' The originality of his work lies in its themes - stewardship of the land, a sense that landscape by being described is valued and preserved - and in his disciplined eye and ear.

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June 1988 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Hoop
Author(s): John Burnside
ISBN: 0-85635-742-1 / 978-0-85635-742-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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