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The Shape of Things
Six New American Poets
Edited by Dick Davis
RRP: GBP 12.95
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Price: GBP 11.65
ISBN: 978 0 856464 42 3
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: October 2011
216 x 138 x 9 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Awards won by Dick Davis Winner, 1981 Royal Society of Literature Award (Seeing the World)
Praise for Dick Davis 'Original poetry and translated Persian verse weave together into a single life, translation as border and
A.E. Stallings, The TLS
'...throughout Love in Another Language, a strange perfusion of elements is at work, at once familiar and exotic; there are bizarre depths, weird echoes, beneath the seemingly traditional and seemingly quite "English surfaces of the poems... Dick Davis's collected poems of over forty-three years constitute what the great Persian poet Nizami called a "makhzan-i-asrar", a treasure-house of mysteries and perfected marvels.'
Eric Ormsby, the TLS
'It is marvelous to find a poet whose poetry lives through its metre. His handling of it is masterful, and you are never aware of the effort. And the language is exact but relentless, like the perceptions . . . Davis is one of the best poets around.'
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