God's Gift to Women

God's Gift to Women

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By (author) Don Paterson

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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Poetry
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 7mm | 106g
  • Publication date: 3 January 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 057117762X
  • ISBN 13: 9780571177622
  • Sales rank: 458,914

Product description

A timely re-issue of one of award-winning poet Don Paterson's finest collections first published to great acclaim in 1997. As Don Paterson's reputation as one of the finest contemporary poets in English continues to grow we will be actively reprinting and repromoting his work into our new Faber poetry livery. 'Whisky, trains, women and stars waltz through the book, ontologically challenged. There is a sense of unmentionable atrocities and guilts, banished - only just - offstage, often by a dismayingly bleak wit, or by unexpected gorgeousness in this savage Romantic.' Michael Hofmann

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Author information

Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. He is the author of Nil Nil (1993), winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection; God's Gift to Women (1997) - winner of both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; and Landing Light (2003), which won both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Prize for Poetry. Rain, his most recent collection, won the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2009, the same year that he was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. He has also published versions of Antonio Machado (The Eyes, 1999) and Rainer Maria Rilke (Orpheus, 2006), as well as two collections of aphorisms. His Selected Poems appeared in 2012.

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"'A terrific, intelligent, lyrical, delicate, lovely piece of work.' A. L. Kennedy 'It is the very height of his standards that set him apart. He remains one of the best young poets around.' John Redmond; 'Lyrical yet austere, straight-talking but at ease with eloquence... some of the most outstanding poems published this year.' Helen Dunmore"