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The Resource Sailing the forest : selected poems, Robin Robertson

Sailing the forest : selected poems, Robin Robertson

Label
Sailing the forest : selected poems
Title
Sailing the forest
Title remainder
selected poems
Statement of responsibility
Robin Robertson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A selection of poems spanning the career of a poet of the uncanny Filled with haunting and visionary poems, Sailing the Forest is a selection of the finest work from an essential voice in contemporary poetry. Robin Robertson's deceptively spare and mythically charged work is beautifully brutal, ancient and immediate, and capable of instilling menace and awe into our everyday landscape. These are poems drawn in shadow, tinged with salt and blood, that disarm the reader with their precise language and dreamlike illuminations. Robertson's unique world is a place of forked storms where "Rain. is silence turned up high" and we can see "the hay marry the fire / and the fire walk." Through five extraordinary collections, Robertson has captured the intangible, illusory world in razor-sharp language. "The genius of this Scots poet is for finding the sensually charged moment--in a raked northern seascape, in a sexual or gustatory encounter--and depicting it in language that is simultaneously spare and ample, and reminiscent of early Heaney or Hughes" (The New Yorker). Sailing the Forest reveals a wild-hearted poet at the height of his talents"--
  • "A selection of poems spanning the career of the contemporary Scottish poet Robin Robertson"--
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DLC
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1955-
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Robertson, Robin
Dewey number
821/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.O1925
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Poetry
Label
Sailing the forest : selected poems, Robin Robertson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/343/9780374255343/image/lgcover.9780374255343.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870517852
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780374255343
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014031271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870517852
  • (Sirsi) a1792069
Label
Sailing the forest : selected poems, Robin Robertson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/343/9780374255343/image/lgcover.9780374255343.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870517852
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780374255343
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014031271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870517852
  • (Sirsi) a1792069

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