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David Harsent - Author

About the Author

David Harsent was born in Devonshire. He has published nine collections of poetry. Legion (2005) won the Forward Prize for Best Collection, and his Selected Poems 1969-2005 appeared in 2007.

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Fire Songs

Fire Songs

Author: David Harsent Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Winner of the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2014. Throughout the book - in the stark biography of 'Songs from the Same Earth', the troubling fractured narrative of 'A Dream Book', the harrowing lines of connection in four poems each titled 'Fire', or the cheek-by-jowl shudder of 'Sang the Rat' - Harsent writes, as always, with passion and a sureness of touch.

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Night

Night

Author: David Harsent Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2011

Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry 2011. Among the poems that open Night, David Harsent's follow-up to his Forward Prize-winning collection Legion , is a startling sequence about a garden - but a garden unlike any other. It sets the tone for a book in which the sureties of daylight become uncertain: dark, unsettling narratives about what wakes in us when we escape our day-lit selves to visit a place where the dream-like and the nightmarish are never far apart. The book culminates in the seductive and brilliantly-sustained 'Elsewhere', a noirish, labyrinthine quest-poem in which the protagonist is drawn ever onward through a series of encounters and reflections like an after-hours Orpheus, hard-bitten and harried by memory.

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