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The World Before Snow

Tim Liardet

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ISBN: 978 1 847772 09 1
Categories: 21st Century, American, British
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: March 2015
216 x 135 x 9 mm
80 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (EPUB), eBook (Kindle), eBook (PDF)
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  • During a record-breaking blizzard in Boston, two poets met, one American and one English. This meeting marked the beginning of a life-transforming love affair. The story is told in The World Before Snow, Tim Liardet's tenth collection, a book of passionate extremes, in which he discovers new dimensions in language and form. The poems document some of the ways in which a particular species of love can allow for the rediscovery of identity, as all the fragments of persona previously put forth to the world are stripped away to expose a raw new self.



    Tim Liardet has published seven full collections of poetry. His third collection Competing with the Piano Tuner was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and longlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize in 1998 and his fourth - To the God of Rain - a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Spring 2003. ... read more
    Awards won by Tim Liardet Short-listed, 2015 TS Eliot Prize (The World Before Snow)
    Praise for Tim Liardet 'Tim Liardet makes the human macabre dazzle in the dark.'
    Gwyneth Lewis 
    'It is rare for a book of poems to bring an original and deeply poetic talent to a human story as Tim Liardet does in this collection. There is horror in the story he tells, but Liardet takes the horror to its storm-lit root. The Storm House is a book of poems like no other. It is true poetry, sensationally assembled.'
    Peter Porter
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