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Almost the Equinox Selected Poems by Sarah Maguire
  

Almost the Equinox Selected Poems

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This welcome selection of Maguire's poems spans time and continents - from the 'bare flanks' of the Thames at low tide to the night streets of Marrakech - bringing us the sights and sounds of distant lands, as well as taking us to the very heart of human feeling. Verdant in imagery and imagination, this is poetry of extraordinary precision and power - fully attuned to 'that precious music, / the pitch of flesh / on flesh'.

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Almost the Equinox Selected Poems by Sarah Maguire

This is a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. Sarah Maguire's first collection, Spilt Milk, established her as one of the most original voices in British poetry, and led to her being chosen as one of the New Generation Poets. Three critically acclaimed volumes have since followed - The Invisible Mender, The Florist's at Midnight and The Pomegranates of Kandahar - to form a lucid, lyrical and rich body of work remarkable for its intelligence and artistry.

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'Almost the Equinox is a bouquet gathered over time. These beautiful poems belong together- in a way that is rarely the case with selected poems' -- Kate Kellaway Observer

'Simple ideas braided with complexity' -- Jeanette Winterson Guardian

About the Author

Born in 1957, Sarah Maguire has published three collections of poetry, Spilt Milk, The Invisible Mender and The Florist's at Midnight, as well as the anthology Flora Poetica: The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse. Her fourth collection, The Pomegranates of Kandahar, will be published in June 2007. She is the founder and director of the Poetry Translation Centre at SOAS, and she has lived all her life in west London.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th August 2015

Author

Sarah Maguire

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Publisher

Chatto & Windus an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

Poetry
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ISBN

9780701188559

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