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Selected Poems

(2006)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Over seventeen years and nine collections, John Burnside has built - in the words of Bernard O'Donoghue - 'a poetic corpus of the first significance', a poetry of luminous, limpid grace. His territory is the no-man's-land of threshold and margin, the charmed half-light of the liminal, a domestic world threaded through with mystery, myth and longing.

In this Selected Poems we can see themes emerge and develop within the growing confidence of Burnside's sinuous lyric poise: the place of the individual in the world, the idea of dwelling, of home, within that community, and the lure of absence and escape set against the possibilities of renewal and continuity.

This is consummate, immaculate work born out of a lean and agile craftsmanship, profound philosophical thought and a haunted, haunting imagination; the result is a poetry that makes intimate, resonant, exquisite music.

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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Selected Poems (Cape Poetry)
Author(s): John Burnside
ISBN: 0-224-07803-8 / 978-0-224-07803-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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November 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Selected Poems (Cape Poetry)
Author(s): John Burnside
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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