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Jane Duran

Books by this author: the clarity of distant things
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  • Jane Duran was born in Cuba and raised in the USA and Chile. Selections of her poems have appeared in Poetry Introduction 8 (Faber 1993), Making for Planet Alice (Bloodaxe 1997), and Modern Women Poets (Bloodaxe 2005). In 1995 Enitharmon published her first full collection, Breathe Now, Breathe which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Enitharmon also published 4 subsequent collections, including Coastal (2005) and Graceline (2010) which were both PBS Recommendations. She received a Cholmondeley Award in 2005.
    Praise for Jane Duran 'These are quiet poems of intense visual concentration that attempt to access the paintings' deepest recesses... the book's two projects are both focused on frontiers of the visible, literal and figurative horizons... The unifying force in this book is Duran's own experience of the objects of her study, both of which she sees as leaving lasting marks on the world.'

    Ryo Yamaguchi, Harriet Books at The Poetry Foundation

    'Full of beauty and perception, these unusually supple responses seem to reach, in their open-endedness, for the infinite. Jane Duran shows a deep knowledge and engagement with the terrain in both complementary sequences. These are exquisite poems: 'Each one, clarified / true in miniature'.'

    Moniza Alvi

    'Duran twists her hybrid colours into rich, sensual, and perfectly controlled statements of memory and loss... A poet to rejoice in.'
    The Observer
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