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New and Selected Poems

New and Selected Poems

Paperback Oxford Poets

By (author) Chris Wallace-Crabbe

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  • Publisher: OxfordPoets
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 214mm x 20mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Manchester
  • ISBN 10: 1906188076
  • ISBN 13: 9781906188078
  • Sales rank: 203,945

Product description

This book distils an adult lifetime into the intense magic of poetry. Wallace-Crabbe is a nature poet in the broadest possible sense: his poems, ranging widely in tone and subject-matter, seek above all to convey the richness and variety of our world, his sense that we are 'inserted headlong into life' and must make the best of what comes to us. Throughout his work - at times wryly philosophical, at times gently elegiac - Wallace-Crabbe remains passionately committed to his quest, 'troubling the stubborn world for meaning'.

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Author information

Chris Wallace-Crabbe is professor emeritus at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of "The Amorous Cannibal," "By and Large," "Read It Again," "The Universe Looks Down," and "Whirling" and the editor of Oxford University Press's "Australian Writers" and "The Oxford Literary History of Australia." He is the chair of the Australian Poetry Limited and the recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award for Literature and the Dublin Prize for Arts and Sciences.

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"This is poetry of fine technical resource, precise observation, and sly wit." --"Sunday Times"