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"Errata" is Michael Donaghy's second book of poems, following "Shibboleth" (OUP, 1988), which was winner of the Whitbread Poetry Category Award and of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award. Donaghy demonstrates an eye for the bizarre tale in his new work, and his story-telling is sustained by a romantic and lyrical tone. This book should be of interest to general readers of poetry, libraries, sixth-formers and more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 130 x 210 x 5mm | 107g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192830880
  • 9780192830883

Table of contents

Part 1 Places in the temple: "Held"; "Acts of Contrition"; "The Incense Contest"; "Glass"; "The Commission"; "Cruising Byzantium"; "City of God"; "Liverpool"; "L"; "Alas, Alice"; "A Discourse on Optics". Part 2 O'Ryan's belt: "The Hunter's Purse"; "A Repertoire"; "A Reprieve"; "Theodora, Theodora"; "Down"; "The Classics". Part 3 True: "The Chamber of Errors"; "Reliquary"; "Ovation"; "Co-Pilot"; "Cage"; "Meridian"; "Lives of the Artists"; "Signifyin' Monkey"; "Shooting 'The Crane People'"; "Banzai"; "Becoming Catastrophic"; "True"; "Privacy"; "The Raindial"; "The Brother"; "Fraction"; "Erratum"; some more

About Michael Donaghy

Errata is Michael Donaghy's eagerly awaited second book of poems. His first volume, Shibboleth, won second prize in the 1987 National Poetry Competition. Born in the United States, he was for several years poetry editor of the Chicago Review before moving to England Currently, Donaghy lives in north London, where he also plays with a group of traditional Irish more

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