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Spirits of the Place

New Poems

Tony Connor

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ISBN: 978 0 856461 64 4
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: August 1997
220 x 140 x 5 mm
88 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback
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  • Tony Connor’s new collection – his seventh in all, and his first since the 1982 New and Selected Poems – evokes the spirits of very different places, times and people. The poems move eastwards from America, where he has settled, back to Lancashire where he was born and bred (and where, it transpires, Mr Hubbard had survived Tony Connor’s well-known elegy on him for many years), and finally to India. Tony Connor’s unsentimental realism is matched, as always, by his broad human sympathies and a firm craftsmanship.

    Tony Connor was born in 1930. He left school at the age of fourteen and worked as a textile designer in Manchester for many years. His first collection of poems appeared in 1962; he is also a playwright and librettist. Since 1971 he has lived mainly in Middletown, Connecticut where he ... read more
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