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Fire Songs by David Harsent
  

Fire Songs

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Winner of the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2014.

The poems in David Harsent's new collection, whether single poems, dramatic sequences, or poems that 'belong to one another', share a dark territory and a sometimes haunting, sometimes steely, lyrical tone.

Helen Dunmore, Chair of the judges, said: "David Harsent is a poet for dark and dangerous days. Fire Songs plumbs language and emotion with technical brilliance and prophetic power."

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Fire Songs by David Harsent

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.

About the Author

David Harsent

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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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

David Harsent

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Hardback

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ISBN

9780571316076

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