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God's Gift to Women

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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 Hofmannshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 122 x 192 x 8mm | 99.79g
  • FABER & FABER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 057117762X
  • 9780571177622
  • 278,647

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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"show more

About Don Paterson

Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. His previous poetry collections include Nil Nil, God's Gift to Women, Landing Light and Rain. He has also published two books of aphorism, as well as translations of Antonio Machado and Rainer Maria Rilke. His poetry has won many awards, including the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, and all three Forward Prizes; he is currently the only poet to have won the T. S. Eliot Prize twice. He was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2009. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the English Association and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and is currently Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews. Since 1997 he has been poetry editor at Picador Macmillan, and he also works as a jazz musician and composer. He lives in Edinburgh.show more

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55 ratings
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