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Collected Poems and Selected Translations
Edited by Warren Hope and Jonathan Barker
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ISBN: 978 0 856462 02 3
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: May 1990
223 x 150 x 9 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Moonlight, Waterlight and Opal
‘Moonlight, Waterlight and Opal are good
I loved their glitter, like a mirror’s face
These moonbeam niceties, sweet to undergo,
They say that women, in a bombing-raid,
You’ve often seen a house, sliced like a cheese,
When you confess your sins before a parson,
If after death you pay for your misdeeds,
Golf scorecards faked, thefts from your mother’s purse …
Je Suis François …
from François Villon
Francis by name, France’s by birth
This is the first complete edition of the poetry of Norman Cameron (1905–53) to appear in Britain. As Jonathan Barker writes in his introduction, it is ‘the product of the shared transatlantic enthusiasm of Warren Hope and myself for the work of a poet whom we both see as unjustly neglected.’ Cameron has never lacked admirers among his fellow poets – Roy Fuller, Geoffrey Grigson, Robert Graves, among others – but since his skilful, moving and quietly memorable poems have not been reprinted since 1957, they have not reached the wider audience which they deserve.
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