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To Fold the Evening Star

New And Selected Poems

Ian McMillan

New and Selected Poems
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ISBN: 978 1 784101 88 6
Categories: 21st Century, Bestsellers, British, Humour
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: April 2016
216 x 138 x 5 mm
256 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (Kindle), eBook (EPUB), eBook (PDF)
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  • April is the Cruellest Month
    might seem like a strange name for a dog,
    and sometimes I think it is
    when I’m shouting her name
    on the high moors
    in the driving wind . . .

    from ‘My Dog’

    Ian McMillan is among Britain’s most treasured living poets. His books of poems, stories and non-fiction have delighted audiences for almost forty years. To Fold the Evening Star gathers work from eight key collections, distilling an essence of McMillan’s diversiform poetry and short prose. Hilarity and tenderness, gravity and light, are interwoven into a bountiful poetic fibre. Brought up to date by a series of new and previously unpublished work, To Fold the Evening Star will satisy both the curious newcomer and the familiar reader alike, providing an ample, lively assortment of the work.
    Ian McMillan was born in Barnsley in 1956. He published his first Carcanet book of poems, The Changing Problem, in 1980. Now It Can Be Told appeared in 1983, Dad, the Donkey's On Fire in 1994. Selected Poems (Poetry Book Society Recommendation) has gone through several printings, and I Found ... read more
    '€˜The John Peel of poetry.'
    Alec Finlay
    'An inspiring figure, an encouraging & democratic spirit, a strong & popular poet and one of the funniest people in Britain.'
    Poetry News
    '€˜World-class - one of today'€™s greatest poetry performers.'
    Carol Ann Duffy
    '€˜A force of nature.'
    Guardian
    Praise for Ian McMillan 'The later work is remarkable.' 
    Cliff Yates, The North
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