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ISBN: 978 1 784100 33 9
Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, British
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: April 2015
216 x 135 x 14 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (EPUB), eBook (PDF)
are one with those before
a sad dance
invoking your attention
from ‘West Wind’
As When spans the range of Tom Raworth’s poetry to date, and includes work omitted from his Collected Poems (2003) as well as poems previously only issued as fugitive cards and broadsides. This edition of Tom Raworth’s poems is beautifully arranged, with an introduction to his life and work long overdue.
'As When is the selection I have waited for the whole spread of a great poets work.'
Fanny Howe 'It has the beauty and weight of a real thing in the world, and is just full of dark senses and wonders.'
Adam Piette, Poetry London
Praise for Tom Raworth 'Brides in the source nail the soap-opera out of doowops? And then the parnassians for milfoils without floor-leaders. The Raworth loves to hum them toward the endeavour.'
Clark Coolidge 'Single-handedly, Tom Raworth has restored the value of quickness to English poetry. His is the alacrity of Shelley, of Byron, of Gerard Manley Hopkins, reinforced to meet a modern urgency. It is poetry of sensation, intelligence flashing down the spillway, faster than thought.'
Bill Berkson 'Tom Raworth is the one who's truly most interesting to me in England at the moment. I'm fascinated by what he's doing. He's an extraordinary poet.'
'... Windmills in Flames shows the flame of linguistic and formal invention as bright as ever.'
Tom Leonard, Scottish Herald Best Books Of 2010
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