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Constellations

Ian Pindar

Constellations
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ISBN: 978 1 847770 96 7
Categories: 21st Century, British
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: May 2012
216 x 135 x 13 mm
80 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • 'Daydreaming Skin'

    1

    daydreaming skin

    fleshlight
    starlight

    the first skin
    was spotless

    folded in
    the fire

    in rhythm with
    this heart

    this uni-
    verse

    .

    we live by
    the urgent wave

    of this uni-
    verse


    Constellations begins by celebrating sunlight and ends with the appearance of the moon, the coming of winter, snow and 'perpetual night'. In poems of compelling beauty Pindar takes us from a summer love affair by the sea to war and its aftermath, when night falls and 'the song that was promised has been sung'.
    Ian Pindar was born in London in 1970. He published his first work, a life of James Joyce, in 2004. Emporium, his debut poetry collection, appeared in 2011. Constellations is his second collection. His poems have appeared in The English Review, The Forward Book of Poetry 2011 and 2012 ... read more
    Awards won by Ian Pindar Short-listed, 2010 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem Commended, 2010 Supplementary prize in the Bridport Prize
    Runner-up, 2009 National Poetry Competition 2009
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