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Walking Out of the World

Matthew Mead

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ISBN: 978 0 856463 65 5
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: December 2003
216 x 138 x 6 mm
72 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • In Walking Out of the World, triolets, quatrains and villanelles are interspersed with finely modulated free verse, culminating in the striking sequence ‘The Sentences of Death’. Mead’s curiously fascinating poems, with their beguiling echoes of the modern masters and their obsessive focus on uncomfortable truths, are mordantly witty as they confront life and death with eyes wide open. Mead is a poet who, once read, is not forgotten.

    Matthew Mead (1924–2009) was born in Slapton, Buckinghamshire. He served in the British army from 1942 to 1947, including three years in India, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and Singapore. He edited the poetry magazine Satis . From 1962 he lived in Germany and, with his wife Ruth, translated many German poets, ... read more
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