By (author) Glyn Maxwell

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  • Publisher: PICADOR
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 198mm x 8mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 11 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1447231589
  • ISBN 13: 9781447231585
  • Sales rank: 511,685

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The brilliant new collection from a major voice in contemporary poetry Pluto - the non-planet, the ex-planet - is the dominant celestial influence in Glyn Maxwell's new collection: Pluto is a book about change, the before-and-after of love, the aftermath of loss: change of status and station, home and place, of tense and pronoun. It also marks a radical departure for one of our most celebrated English poets: his formidable skills as a rhetorician and dramatist are suddenly directed inwardly, to produce poems of brutal self-examination, raw elegy, and strange songs of the kind those bruising encounters often leave us singing to ourselves. In Pluto, Maxwell has set out something like a metaphysic of the affair; the result is a lean and concentrated poetry of great emotional power, and far and away Glyn Maxwell's most directly personal work to date.

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Author information

An established and critically-acclaimed poet and playwright, Glyn Maxwell has won the Somerset Maugham Prize and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and had three collections selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He has also been shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot prizes, and in 2004 received the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for The Nerve.