book cover of On Purpose

On Purpose

(2007)
A collection of poems by

 
 
The much-anticipated new volume from award-winning poet Nick Laird, whose "superb lines" won praise from the New York Times Book Review.

On Purpose examines the often brutal arena of human relations. Informed by both wit and a melancholic undercurrent, the book thoughtfully provokes concepts of happiness and sadness, of warring and reparation. The volume concludes with an affecting sequence about a marriage, inspired by that most influential of military treatises, The Art of War.



Used availability for Nick Laird's On Purpose

Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: On Purpose: Poems
Author(s): Nick Laird
ISBN: 0-393-06776-9 / 978-0-393-06776-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: On Purpose: Poems
Author(s): Nick Laird
ISBN: 0-393-33826-6 / 978-0-393-33826-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: On Purpose
Author(s): Nick Laird
ISBN: 0-571-23738-X / 978-0-571-23738-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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