Collected Love Poems
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Collected Love Poems

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Of all the poets writing today, Brian Patten is perhaps the most accessible and popular. Now his love poems, old and new, are collected together in his single volume.

Widely acknowledged as one of Europe's foremost writers, Brian Patten's love poems have earned him recognition far and wide. Truthful and tender, profoundly aware of the possibility of magic and the miraculous, these poems are beautiful, informed and, even at their darkest moments, filled with courage and hope.

Alongside old favourites, this edition will contain a selection of new and hitherto unpublished poems. A must for lovers and poetry lovers everywhere this February.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 14mm | 158.76g
  • HarperPerennial
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0007246498
  • 9780007246496
  • 376,627

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Praise for Brian Patten:

`A magical ability to turn radiant imagination loose...' The Times

`Patten composes rhapsodies and lamentations to the terrible beauty of human love.' Literary Review

`The master-poet of his genre, the one one continually and successfully to ring true.' Tribune

`He thinks and feels ferociously.' Listener
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About Brian Patten

Brian Patten was born in Liverpool in 1946. His poetry for adults has been published in many languages and his collections include `Love Poems', `Storm Damage', and `Grinning Jack'. His work for children includes the poetry collections `Gargling with Jelly' and `Thawing Frozen Frogs' as well as plays and the award-winning novel `Mr Moon's Last Case'.
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90 ratings
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