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Clear Light by Alan Spence
  

Clear Light

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Alan Spence's collection of haiku beautifully explores brief moments in time, from making a cup of tea to a summer downpour. There are 150 poems, perfect for dipping into or reading in one sitting. Delightful.

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Synopsis

Clear Light by Alan Spence

Clear Light contains 150 haiku bursting with Alan Spence's characteristic verve and wit.

Mythic and mesmerising, inspiring and hilarious, these poems shed clear light on the delights, hardships, breakthroughs and frustrations of the world of the momentary.

Simple in form, these haiku request a fresh look at the familiar and leave us reeling at how much in the world, from the exotic to the everyday, we have yet to observe.

Reviews

"Alan's poems are glorious. Sharp, clear-eyed, seasonal, cyclical, devastatingly sensuous little moments that catch the heart with intimations of the whole big thing of being alive, here, now. So precise they make you want to sneeze, or laugh. A joy and a delight."
Liz Lochead

“Spence is a calm and necessary visionary ... This is Spence in essence, all openness of instinct and imagination.”
Ali Smith review

About the Author

Alan Spence

Alan Spence is an award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short story writer. His awards include the McVitie Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year. He is based in Edinburgh where he and his wife run the Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre. He is Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen, where he is also Artistic Director of the annual WORD Festival.

Author photograph © Calum Colvin

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2005

Author

Alan Spence

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Author's Website

www.alanspence.co.uk/

Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Poetry
eBook Favourites

Poetry by individual poets

ISBN

9781841956640

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