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As When

A Selection

Tom Raworth

Edited by Miles Champion

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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
256 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • later fragments
    we assume
    are one with those before
    a sad dance
    invoking your attention
    for whom
    does thought
    translate?

    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.
    Miles Champion
    Miles Champion was born in Nottingham, England, in 1968. His books of poetry include Compositional Bonbons Placate (Carcanet, 1996), Three Bell Zero and How to Laugh, and he is the coauthor of How I Became a Painter, a book-length illustrated interview with Trevor Winkfield about Winkfield's work as an editor, publisher, ... read more
    '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.'
    Robert Creeley
    '... 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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