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The Cutting-room

Harry Guest

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ISBN: 978 0 900977 20 6
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: June 1997
220 x 140 x 4 mm
68 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Hardback
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  • Harry Guest’s second book contains his poems written in Japan during 1967–9. His narratives are increasingly rewarding in their tense complexity, his descriptive and domestic poems unexpectedly resonant. The book, which also contains two sequences of epigrams, closes with the poet’s most ambitious work to date, a series of six poems entitled ‘Metamorphoses’. It is a worthy sequel to Arrangements and establishes Harry Guest among the few original voices to have emerged during the sixties. A selection of his poems appears in Penguin Modern Poets 16, together with Matthew Mead and Jack Beeching.

    Harry Guest was born in Penarth, Wales in 1932. He read Modern Languages at Cambridge before beginning a career as a teacher in schools and universities in Japan and England. He edited and translated Penguin’s Post-War Japanese Poetry (1972). Recent books include a novel Lost Pictures and Traveller’s Literary Companion to ... read more
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