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The Song Atlas

John Gallas

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Categories: Anthologies
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (242 pages)
(Pub. Sep 2002)
9781857546149
£12.95 £11.65
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  • Night Roof

    The night roof is a right-round city,
    lightpricked with men and wild things:
    but, there, no man
    has ever killed a chook or goat,
    no bear has ever wiped its game:
    no crashes, no slips.
    Everything still-lives.

    Anonymous

    The Song Atlas is the world's first anthology of poetry from every country in the world. Five years in the making, the creation of such a book as almost as interesting as the poems contained therein.

    John Gallas was born in New Zealand in 1950. He came to England in the 1970s to study Old Icelandic at Oxford and has since lived and worked in York, Liverpool, Upholland, Little Ness, Rothwell, Bursa, Leicester, Diyarbakir, Coalville and Markfield, as a bottlewasher, archaeologist, and teacher. His books are published ... read more
    Praise for John Gallas  'An enticing and timely collection of translations.'
    - The Guardian


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