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Given Ground

Roger Garfitt

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Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • A freelance writer ever since he won the Gregory Award in 1974, Roger Garfitt has been Poetry Critic of London Magazine, Editor of Poetry Review, Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia, and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Swansea University. He runs a Poetry Masterclass for the University ... read more
    Praise for Roger Garfitt 'If much of The Action is elegiac, it is often also gently but defiantly affirmative'

    Sean O'Brien, Times Literary Supplement

    'The Action is Roger Garfitt's first collection since Carcanet published his Selected Poems in 2000 and it has been worth waiting for... Like all good poems his need to be read with due care and attention. As this book demonstrates, it is an investment that pays off'
    Stephen Claughton, The High Window
     'Garfitt has mastered the art of connecting every sound and image in a poem with the action that propelled it into being.'
    Anne Stevenson
    'After several readings, over quite a long time, I find it all coming together in a very moving way - like the fragments of an archaeological dig gradually suggesting a whole pattern of inheritance and allegiance.'
    Ted Hughes
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