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About Time Too

Peter Robinson

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  • ...from trimmed lawns, local genii
    of place and language rise to say
    words about how the sharp-tongued
    must fear those with good memories,
    how even the colouring of the past
    comes back and is prolonged
    by witty remarks from the Seventies;
    then, tactfully, they slip away.

    from 'Your Other Country'

    You decide to change your life. But what happens then to the broken-off life that's left behind? Emerging from landscapes, voices and weathers, the poems in About Time Too inhabit a present and shape a future by responding to (Byron's phrase) 'the colouring of the past'.

    James Sutherland-Smith ended his notice in PN Review: 'To read Peter Robinson attentively is to gain an exact and exacting sense of what the world is now', while Kate Price in The Reader remarked that 'We need this kind of poetry'.
    Peter Robinson was born in 1953. He has taught in universities in Wales, Cambridge and Japan. From 1991 to 2005 he taught English Literature and English as a second language at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. In 2007 he became Professor of English and American literature at the University of Reading. ... read more
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