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Imprint: Lintott Press
Publisher: Lintott Press
Paperback (56 pages)
(Pub. Apr 2011)
He hated how his life
had become exterior
through and through
like a wound.
from 'Simple Explanation'
David Ward started writing poetry in his late thirties. His poems are the work of an historian who knows how environments and events, on a family or a national scale, shape and change us, and how we live with moral and psychological consequences of actions for which we are not ever fully accountable. Ward is an outstanding critic of modern poetry, and his creative work responds to it with attentive originality. He has recourse to verse when prose fails: it comes to him at times of intensity or difficulty, is usually unexpected, and then abandons him again. That it has returned is a matter of history, that it will return a matter of faith.
Praise for David C. Ward 'These graceful, powerful poems catch the readerâs attention at every turn. Memories of family, flashbacks of place and deft images of civic life grow through craft and music into powerful self-questionings about purpose, mortality and even art itself. This is a memorable and moving book and these are poems to savour and re-read.'
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