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New Collected Poems

Charles Tomlinson

Charles Tomlinson, New Collected Poems
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ISBN: 978 1 903039 94 6
Categories: 20th Century, British
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: July 2009
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  • Charles Tomlinson’s New Collected Poems gathers a lifetime’s work, from the 1950s to 2006. A poet deeply responsive to English landscape, grounded in the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge, Tomlinson is also a writer of international renown, with wide-ranging interests in European and American poets, many of whom he has edited and translated. Collected Poems is an enriching journey across continents and literatures, friendships, collaborations and experiments, always with an eye keen for new places and possibilities. Tomlinson’s poetry is witty and luminous, marked by precise observation and language, alert to surfaces and depths, to the local and the universal.

    Cover image: Janus Figure by Charles Tomlinson. Cover design by StephenRaw.com
    Contents


    Relations and Contraries (1951)
    Poem (‘Wakening with the window over fields’)   

    The Necklace (1955, 1966)
    Aesthetic   
    Venice   
    Nine Variations in a Chinese Winter Setting   
    Eight Observations on the Nature of Eternity   
    Suggestions for the Improvement of a Sunset   
    Sea Change   
    Through Binoculars   
    Montage   
    Dialogue   
    Flute Music   
    The Bead   
    The Art of Poetry   
    Observation of Facts   
    Fiascherino   

    Seeing is Believing (1958, 1960)
    The Atlantic   
    Winter Encounters   
    Reflections   
    Oxen: Ploughing at Fiesole   
    The Mediterranean   
    Distinctions   
    Variant on a Scrap of Conversation   
    Icos   
    How Still the Hawk   
    Object in a Setting   
    The Mausoleum   
    Glass Grain   
    Gli Scafari   
    Tramontana at Lerici   
    Northern Spring   
    The Gorge   
    On a Landscape by Li Ch’eng   
    The Crane   
    Paring the Apple   
    Rose-hips   
    More Foreign Cities   
    At Delft   
    The Jam Trap   
    Poem (‘Upended, it crouches on broken limbs’)   
    A Meditation on John Constable   
    Frondes Agrestes   
    Geneva Restored   
    Farewell to Van Gogh   
    Cézanne at Aix   
    In Defence of Metaphysics   
    Reeds   
    The Shell   
    Night-Piece: The Near and the Far   
    At Holwell Farm   
    On the Hall at Stowey   
    Stone Walls: At Chew Magna   
    Cradock Newton: From an Epitaph   
    The Castle   
    Sconset   
    Civilities of Lamplight   
    Fire in a Dark Landscape   
    The Request   
    The Ruin   
    Aqueduct   
    Encounter   
    Antecedents: A Homage and Valediction
        I    Nothing: A Divagation   
        II    Praeludium   
        III    Lacunae   
        IV    Milieux   
        V    The Bells: A Period Piece   
        VI    Something: A Direction   
    The Churchyard Wall   
    Epitaph   

    A Peopled Landscape (1963)
    A Prelude   
    Return to Hinton   
    Winter-Piece   
    History   
    Lines   
    Canal   
    John Maydew or The Allotment   
    Steel   
    Crow   
    Walking to Bells   
    The Farmer’s Wife: At Fostons Ash   
    The Hand at Callow Hill Farm   
    Harvest Festival: At Ozleworth   
    The Picture of J.T. in a Prospect of Stone   
    Four Kantian Lyrics
        1    On a Theme of Pasternak   
        2    What It Was Like   
        3    An Insufficiency of Earth   
        4    How It Happened   
    Up at La Serra   
    Rhenish Winter   
    The Archer   
    At Wells: Polyphony   
    Sea Poem   
    Maillol   
    Flame   
    Head Hewn with an Axe   
    Last Judgement   
    The Beech (‘Nakedly muscular, the beech no longer regrets’)   
    The Tree (‘I had seen a tree before’)   
    The Gossamers  
    The Barometer   
    Cloud Change   
    Letter from Costa Brava   
    Chaconne for Unaccompanied Violin   
    Ship’s Waiters   
    The Flight   
    Over Brooklyn Bridge   
    Ode to Arnold Schoenberg   

    American Scenes and Other Poems (1966)
    Face and Image 
    The Snow Fences   
    The Fox   
    Bone   
    The Door   
    The Weathercocks   
    A Given Grace   
    Saving the Appearances   
    In Winter Woods
        1    Snow Sequence   
        2    The Meeting   
        3    Nocturnal   
        4    Focus   
    The Cavern   
    Arizona Desert   
    A Death in the Desert   
    On the Mountain   
    Las Trampas USA   
    Arroyo Seco   
    Old Man at Valdez   
    Mr Brodsky   
    Chief Standing Water   
    At Barstow   
    Arizona Highway   
    Two Views of Two Ghost Towns   
    Ute Mountain   
    In Connecticut   
    Maine Winter   
    Letters from Amherst   
    In Longfellow’s Library   
    On Eleventh Street   
    A Garland for Thomas Eakins   
    The Well (‘Leaning on’)   
    On a Mexican Straw Christ   
    On the Tlacolula Bus   
    The Oaxaca Bus   
    Constitution Day   
    The Bootblack   
    Theory of Regress   
    In Michoacán   
    Weeper in Jalisco   
    Landscape   
    Idyll   
    Small Action Poem   

    The Way of a World (1969)
    Swimming Chenango Lake   
    Prometheus   
    A Dream   
    A Word in Edgeways   
    Eden (‘I have seen Eden. It is a light of place’)   
    Adam   
    Night Transfigured   
    Assassin   
    Against Extremity   
    In the Fullness of Time   
    Music’s Trinity   
    Logic   
    The Way of a World   
    Descartes and the Stove   
    The Question (‘Having misread the house, “What’)   
    The View   
    Weatherman   
    On the Principle of Blowclocks   
    Clouds   
    Words for the Madrigalist   
    Anecdote   
    Arroyo Hondo   
    The Matachines   
    Before the Dance   
    A Sense of Distance   
    The Instance   
    A Little Night Music   
    The Awakening   
    The Windshield   
    Last Days of the Miser   
    Rumour   
    Terminal Tramps   
    The Fox Gallery   
    Frost (‘clings to the shadows, a wan silhouette’)   
    Composition   
    The Beautiful Aeroplane   
    To be Engraved on the Skull of a Cormorant   
    Gull   
    Oppositions   
    Autumn (‘The civility of nature overthrown’)   
    Tout Entouré de Mon Regard   
    Skullshapes   
    The Daisies   
    Poem (‘The muscles which move the eyeballs’)   
    Ceci n’est pas une pipe   
    A Process   
    The Chances of Rhyme   
    The End   

    Written on Water (1972)
    On Water   
    Mackinnon’s Boat   
    The Thief’s Journal   
    Rower   
    The Lighthouse   
    Two Poems on Titles Proposed by Octavio and
    Marie José Paz
        I    Le Rendez-Vous des Paysages   
        II    La Promenade de Protée   
    Stone Speech   
    The Sea is Open to the Light   
    Variation on Paz  
    The Compact: At Volterra   
    Two Poems of Lucio Piccolo
        I    Unstill Universe   
        II    Veneris Venefica Agrestis   
    At Sant’ Antimo   
    Tarquinia   
    Santa Maria delle Nevi   
    The Square   
    Ariadne and the Minotaur  
    Machiavelli in Exile   
    Hawks   
    Of Beginning Light   
    Carscape   
    Drive   
    Legend (‘Midas eyes the seasonable glints’)   
    Autumn Piece   
    The White Van   
    In October   
    Urlicht   
    Poem (‘space’)   
    Appearance   
    Ars Poetica   
    Mélisande   
    Dialectic   
    The Night-Train   
    Event   
    Comedy   
    Three Wagnerian Lyrics
        I    Liebestod   
        II    The Potion   
        III    Good Friday   
    Over Elizabeth Bridge: A Circumvention   
    In Memoriam Thomas Hardy   
    Remembering Williams   
    The Apparition   
    Juliet’s Garden   
    Against Portraits   
    Green Quinces   
    During Rain  
    Elegy for Henry Street   
    Mistlines   
    Movements   
    Curtain Call   

    The Way In and Other Poems (1974)
    The Way In   
    Night Ride   
    At Stoke   
    Hokusai on the Trent   
    Etruria Vale   
    Gladstone Street   
    Dates: Penkhull New Road   
    Portrait of the Artist I   
    Portrait of the Artist II   
    The Tree (‘This child, shovelling away’)   
    Midlands   
    In the Ward   
    The Marl Pits   
    Class   
    The Rich   
    Bridges   
    At Saint Mary’s Church   
    In a Brooklyn Park   
    Under the Moon’s Reign   
    Foxes’ Moon   
    After a Death   
    Elemental   
    In December (‘Cattle are crowding the salt-lick.’)   
    Hyphens   
    In March   
    Discrepancies   
    The Last of Night   
    The Witnesses   
    Hill Walk  
    Lacoste   
    How Far   
    Tiger Skull   
    The Greeting   
    The Insistence of Things   
    Idrigill   
    Of Lady Grange  
    The Promise   
    Marine   
    Rubh An’ Dunain   
    Couplet   
    Beethoven Attends the C Minor Seminar   
    Consolations for Double Bass   
    Melody   
    Da Capo   

    The Shaft (1978)
    Charlotte Corday   
    Marat Dead   
    A Self-Portrait: David   
    For Danton  
    Lines Written in the Euganean Hills   
    Death in Venice   
    Near Corinium   
    Casarola   
    Portobello Carnival 1973   
    Prose Poem   
    Departure   
    Images of Perfection   
    Rhymes   
    The Perfection   
    The Hesitation   
    The Faring   
    The Metamorphosis   
    Below Tintern   
    Providence (‘It is May: “A bad winter”’)   
    Mushrooms   
    In the Intensity of Final Light   
    The Spring Symphony   
    Nature Poem   
    The Whip   
    To See the Heron   
    One Day of Autumn   
    October   
    Old Man’s Beard   
    …Or Traveller’s Joy   
    In the Balance   
    The Death of Will   
    A Night at the Opera   
    In the Studio   
    Misprint   
    Maintenant   
    Sky Writing (‘A plane goes by’)   
    Into Distance   
    Embassy   
    The Race   
    In Arden   
    The Roe Deer   
    The Shaft   
    De Sole   
    Macduff   
    Tree   
    The Gap   
    The Scream   
    Translating the Birds   
    The Scar   
    At Dawn   

    The Flood (1981)
    Snow Signs  
    Their Voices Rang   
    The Double Rainbow   
    For Miriam   
    The Recompense   
    Poem (‘It falls onto my page like rain’)   
    In April   
    The Order of Saying   
    The Lesson   
    Hay   
    The Conspiracy   
    The Gate   
    At the Edge   
    The Near and the Far   
    Albuquerque   
    Jemez   
    Cochiti   
    Abiquiu   
    Quarai   
    Under the Bridge   
    Cronkhite Beach   
    Poolville, NY   
    Parsnips   
    Programme Note   
    On a Pig’s Head   
    Ritornello   
    San Fruttuoso   
    Above Carrara   
    Fireflies   
    Thunder in Tuscany   
    Giovanni Diodati   
    On a May Night  
    Instead of an Essay   
    Barque Nornen   
    The Littleton Whale   
    The Flood   
    Severnside   
    In the Estuary   
    The Epilogue   

    Notes from New York and Other Poems (1984)
    The Landing   
    Above Manhattan   
    At the Trade Center   
    On Madison   
    What Virginia Said   
    Crossing Brooklyn Ferry   
    In Verdi Square   
    Lament for Doormen   
    All Afternoon   
    The Arrival   
    Byzantium   
    The Mirror in the Roadway   
    Hero Sandwiches   
    Of the Winter Ball Game   
    Ice Cream at Blauenberg   
    From the Motorway   
    To Ivor Gurney   
    The Question (‘The curve of lamps that climbs into the dark’)   
    Black Brook   
    Poem for my Father   
    The Journey   
    The Arch   
    Hedgerows   
    The Shout   
    High Summer   
    The Quarry   
    The Beech (‘Blizzards have brought down the beech tree’)   
    After the Storm   
    Confluence   
    In December (‘The fog, as it enters the lowland, is
        smoothing away’)   
    At a Glance   
    The Glacier   
    Night Fishers   
    Near Hartland   
    Morwenna’s Cliff   
    Near Ceibwr   
    At the Hill Fort   
    The Moment   
    Writing on Sand   
    Van Gogh   
    Legend (‘The hill-top schloss’)   
    The Sound of Time   
    History of a Malady   
    Desert Autumn   
    Mictlantecuhtli   
    At Trotsky’s House   
    Los Pobrecitos   
    Teotihuacán   
    Valle de Oaxaca   
    Sight and Flight   

    The Return (1987)
    In the Borghese Gardens   
    Revolution  
    Fountain   
    In San Clemente   
    In the Gesù  
    The Wind from Africa   
    The Return
        I    The Road   
        II    Between Serra and Rocchetta   
        III    Graziella   
        IV    Th e Fireflies   
    Tyrrhenian  
    Travelling   
    Palermo   
    Catacomb   
    The Unpainted Mountain   
    The Miracle of the Bottle and the Fishes   
    Soutine at Céret   
    Self-Portrait   
    The Peak   
    Netherlands   
    Anniversary   
    In Memory of George Oppen   
    In Oklahoma   
    Interpretations   
    At Chimayó   
    The Tax Inspector   
    At Huexotla   
    Machu Picchu   
    Winter Journey  
    Heron (‘Metamorphosed’)   
    The Harbinger   
    A Rose for Janet   
    February (‘In the month-long frost, the waters’)   
    Mid-March   
    From Porlock   
    The Well (‘We loosen the coping-stone that has sealed for
        years’)   
    Coombe  
    Hearing the Ways   
    What Next?   
    The Night Farm   
    The Hawthorn in Trent Vale   
    The Way Through  
    Night Ferry  
    Ararat  

    Annunciations (1989)
    Annunciation   
    The Blade   
    Variation   
    In New Mexico   
    Above the Rio Grande   
    The Santa Fe Railroad   
    Parking Lot  
    Ailanthus   
    Catalpa  
    Acoma: The Round-Up   
    Here and There  
    The Plaza   
    In the Emperor’s Garden   
    Hudson River School 
    Along the Mohawk   
    Pines   
    In the Steps of Emily Carr  
    North with Lawren Harris   
    Far Point   
    Algoma   
    Lines Written in the Bay of Lerici   
    The Labyrinth   
    Carrara Revisited   
    The House in the Quarry   
    At the Autumn Equinox   
    Oxen   
    The Butterflies   
    Chronochromie   
    Ruskin Remembered   
    A Ruskinian Fable Retold: Courtesy   
    Bluebells   
    Harvest   
    The Garden   
    Letter to Uehata   
    Apples Painted  
    Winter  
    The Cycle  
    Two Poems for Fay Godwin
        I    Leaping Lurcher  
    Felix Randal   
    Music and the Poet’s Cat   
    Ode to Dmitri Shostakovich   
    Moonrise   
    Orion over Farne   
    Chance   
    The Headland   
    For a Godchild   

    The Door in the Wall (1992)
    The Operation  
    The Clearance   
    Siena in Sixty-Eight  
    Paris in Sixty-Nine   
    In a Cambridge Garden   
    Tübingen   
    Blaubeuren   
    Campos de Castilla   
    The Door in the Wall   
    At Bob Lucid’s Place   
    At Hanratty’s   
    Ode to San Francisco   
    Porto Venere   
    September Swamp   
    The House on the Susquehanna   
    North   
    Geese Going South   
    Upstate   
    The Stair   
    The Trees   
    Fire   
    December (‘They are decorating their concrete houses’)   
    Haçienda   
    The Autograph Tree   
    Crossing Aguadilla   
    From Gloucestershire   
    Sight and Sound   
    A Glade   
    The Choice   
    On the Shannon  
    In a Cornish Church   
    Response to Hopkins   
    Hartland Cliff   
    Song   
    Second Song   
    February (‘February is the mad month for the fox, the wind’)   
    The Broom   
    On a Passage from Hardy’s Life   
    A Note Left on Finding Two People Asleep   
    Before the Concert   
    The Prisoner   
    On a Collage of Marie José Paz   
    On a Glass Engraving by Peter David   
    Portraits of Hands: Hals   
    On a Dutch Picture   
    The Discovery   
    Lunar   
    The Morning Moon   
    Picking Mushrooms by Moonlight  

    Jubilation (1995)
    For a Granddaughter
        1    On the Terrace   
        2    To Be Read Later On   
        3    Jessica Learned to Kiss   
        4    After Hugo   
        5    Pavane for a Live Infanta   
        6    To My Daughter   
    Against Travel   
    The Cypresses   
    Lago di Como   
    Varenna   
    Asolo   
    To Vasko Popa in Rome   
    San Carlo ai Catinari   
    Roman Fugue   
    Gutenberg and the Grapes   
    Horizons   
    Valestrieri   
    Down from Colonnata   
    A Retrospect: 1951–91   
    Portuguese Pieces
        1    Alto Minho   
        2    Ponte de Lima   
        3    Soajo   
        4    Swallows   
        5    Oporto: St John’s Eve   
        6    In Lisbon   
        7    Tagus, Farewell   
    Zipangu
        1    The Pines at Hakone   
        2    Heron (‘The river crosses the city over a series of falls’)   
        3    Shugakuin Garden   
        4    Yamadera   
        5    Epilogue   
    Interior   
    Snapshot   
    The Improvement   
    To a Yorkshireman in Devon  
    Crossing the Moor   
    Hay Tor   
    Jubilación   
    Durham in March   
    Near Bickering   
    Autumn (‘Neither pink nor brown’)   
    Weather Report   
    Cosmology   
    December (‘Frost followed frost, each colder’)   
    The Track of the Deer   
    To a Photographer  
    The Shadow   
    Walks  
    Transaction at Mallards Pike   
    The Song of Adam   
    To a Christian Concerning Ivor Gurney   
    9 a.m.   
    Knowledge (‘I want the knowledge of afternoon as it
        recedes’)   
    On the Late Plane   

    The Vineyard Above the Sea (1999)
    Verse   
    A Festivity   
    Mythology   
    In Abruzzo   
    Trebiano   
    The Vineyard Above the Sea   
    Fonte Gaia   
    News   
    Oporto   
    Rua do Carriçal  
    The Green Balloon   
    Hellas
        1    Kéa   
        2    Apollo at Delphi   
        3    Epidauros   
        4    Fragment   
        5    Olympia   
        6    Pastoral   
        7    Like Greek Prose   
        8    From the Greek   
        9    In the Cathedral   
        10    Melville on the Acropolis   
        11    Homecoming   
    On the Dunes   
    Shorelines   
    Directions   
    In the Room   
    The Gift (‘The allée I call it. It is scarcely that’)   
    Poem (‘The great cloud-barrier, building’)   
    For Want of Seraphim   
    Measure   
    Wall   
    Snowbound   
    Blackthorn Winter   
    Drawing Down the Moon   
    Storm Song   
    The Tree House   
    The Blossom   
    Listening to Leaves   
    Gibbet   
    In Winter   
    The Sisters   
    To Modulate   
    The First Death   
    Another Summer   
    To Robert Creeley in the Judaean Desert   
    Then   
    In Memoriam Ángel Crespo   
    MacDiarmid   
    History of a House   
    By Night   

    Skywriting (2003)
    Skywriting (‘Three jets are streaking west’)   
    Mexico: A Sequence
        I    Mexico   
        II    Tenochtitlán   
        III    Xochimilco   
    A Visit to Don Miguel 
    Waiting for the Bus   
    A Fragment from Mexico   
    From the Plane   
    Piazza  
    In Ferrara   
    The Etruscan Graveyard at Marzabotto   
    In June   
    The Runners at San Benedetto   
    July on the High Plain   
    The Journey: Pescocostanzo–Roma   
    Roma
        I    Monte del Gallo   
        II    At Tivoli   
        III    Liszt at the Villa d’Este   
        IV    In the Park   
    Piazza Navona   
    Farewell to Europa   
    Japanese Notebook   
    To Shizue   
    For Nōrikō   
    Macao   
    On Lantau Island   
    Waiting for John   
    Bristol Night Walk   
    Death of a Poet  
    For T.H.   
    Cotswold Journey   
    Spem in Alium   
    Trout   
    Track   
    Slow Down   
    Newark Park: An Upward Glance   
    Reflection   
    In the Hallway   
    A Riddle   
    The Even Numbers   
    If Bach Had Been a Beekeeper   
    The Gift (‘A man stepped out of the field’)   
    Midwinter   
    The Transformation   
    Ode to Memory   
    The Leaper   
    Fire and Air   
    Primal Fire   
    Knowledge (‘The nicks in the panes of each window square’)   
    Watching Water   
    Along this Stream   
    Floodtime   
    The Martins   
    Tonight   

    Cracks in the Universe (2006)
    Above the City   
    A View from the Shore   
    New Jersey–New York   
    A Name on the Map   
    The Upstate Freeze   
    Apples   
    Four for David Smith
        1    Interior for Exterior   
        2    The Timeless Clock   
        3    Hudson River Landscape   
        4    Bolton Landing   
    Recalling Orson Welles   
    Providence (‘Morning shadows waiting to surprise us’)   
    Thomas Jones in Naples, 1782   
    Stellar Friendship   
    The Pupil   
    La Rochelle   
    Monet’s Giverny   
    Les Joueurs de Football   
    Bread and Stone   
    Fantasia in Limestone   
    Choice   
    Pebble   
    Chinchón   
    November in Aranjuez   
    Santiago de Compostela   
    The Portuguese Ox   
    Lessons
        1    On a Picture of Burslem by Leonard Brammer   
        2    The Fruits of Ignominy   
        3    The Bicycle   
        4    In Memory of Agnes Beverley Burton   
        5    To Nora Christabel Pennet   
        6    The Boy on the Sick-Bed   
    The Photograph   
    Little Eve and the Miners   
    In ’35   
    I Was a Child   
    Aubade   
    Seasons   
    In the Valley   
    Tree Talk   
    Dragonflies   
    Swifts   
    In Autumn   
    In January   
    The Rain Is Over   
    Jaws   
    Across the Dark   
    Westminster Bridge from the Eye   
    In the Wind   
    Returning   
    In the Mirror   
    A Rose from Fronteira   
    Return to Valestrieri   
    Mandarinas   
    November   
    Morning   
    Frost (‘The sky is blank with a single vapour trail’)   
    On Snow   
    Resemblances   
    In a Glass of Water   
    Vessel   
    The Holy Man   
    Inheritance   
    Nocturne   
    The Way Back   
    M62   
    A Ballad of Iole and Dryope   
    An Ovidian Ballad   
    Eden (‘There was no Eden’)   

    Index of Titles   
    Index of First Lines   


    Charles Tomlinson, born in 1927, studied at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He has published many books of poetry, and has translated selections from Russian, Spanish and Italian. He is also an artist. He taught at Bristol University, where he was appointed Emeritus Professor of English Poetry. He edited The Oxford Book ... read more
    Awards won by Charles Tomlinson Winner, 2003 New Criterion Poetry Prize (Skywriting)
    'He has divided his line according to a new measure learned, perhaps, for a new world. It gives a refreshing rustle or seething to the words which bespeak the entrance of a new life'.
    William Carlos Williams
    'Against the word as spectacle, Tomlinson opposes the concept -- a very English one -- of the world as event...He is fascinated -- with his eyes open: a lucid fascination -- by the universal busyness, the continuous generation and degeneration of things'.
    Octavio Paz
    'Tomlinson insists, and he has a right to insist, that he is as authentic a voice of modern Britain as Larkin is… Only in the great poets is content so intimately married to form'.
    Donald Davie
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    'Tomlinson's work and his new volume achieve balance, synthesis and wonderful expression. Add to this that he is also very funny, and I trust you have abandoned any reason not to buy the book. Let's be proud of him.'
    David Morley, the Guardian
    'Tomlinson has an international reputation as a poet and translator. He is also a painter and brings his artist's eye to his poetry, drawing out exact lines, creating luminous imagery that is still touched by a sense of mystery. Please read him...his collection Seeing is Believing is one of my all-time favourites.'
    Sion Hamilton, The Bookseller pick of 2006.
    'Charles Tomlinson's poems...are crystalline, and ring when you touch them.'
    Times Literary Supplement 
    'Tomlinson's distinctive poetry springs from a patience in looking, and a precision in feeling. Along with Hill, Larkin and Hughes, he has produced one of the four most commanding bodies of work since 1945.'
    The Tablet
    'Tomlinson is a unique voice in contemporary English poetry, and has been a satellite of excellence for the past 50 years.'
    David Morley, The Guardian
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