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The Picador Book of Funeral Poems by Don Paterson
  

The Picador Book of Funeral Poems

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In our deepest grief we still turn instinctively to poetry for solace. These poems, drawn from many different ages and cultures, remind us that the experience of parting is a timelessly human one: however alone the loss of a loved one leaves us, our mourning is also something that deeply unites us; these poems of parting and passing, of sorrow and healing, will find a deep echo within those who find themselves dealing with grief or bereavement. Whatever our loss, it is assuaged in finding a voice and whether that voice is one of private remembrance or public memorial, The Picador Book of Funeral Poems will help you towards it.

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The Picador Book of Funeral Poems by Don Paterson

Designed for those in need of poetic solace, and a gift book for the recently bereaved, it is also intended as a book to read from at memorial ceremonies, when judging the tone and hitting the right note is everything.

About the Author

Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. He works as a musician and editor, and teaches at the University of St Andrews. His most recent collection, Rain, won the Forward Prize and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2009.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2012

Author

Don Paterson

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Author's Website

www.donpaterson.com/

Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

Poetry
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Poetry anthologies (various poets)
Coping with death & bereavement

ISBN

9780330456876

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