The Orchards Of Syon

The Orchards Of Syon

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In the words of the magazine Poetry Review, a kind of late fury has gripped Geoffrey Hill in recent years after a decade's silence, with Canaan (1996), The Triumph of Love (1998), Speech! Speech! (2001) - all published in Penguin - and now this new volume. All these books are driven by a profound quarrel with the modern world. This new book consists of 72 numbered poems, each of 24 lines. Together they make up a kind of Dantean eclogue in which the landscape of Hill's youth - rural Worcestershire - offers a glimpse of paradise in the midst of the modern world. This is a major poet writing serious, beautiful poetry.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 8mm | 222.26g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141009918
  • 9780141009919

About Geoffrey Hill

Geoffrey Hill was born in Bromsgrove, Worcs, in 1932, the son of a local policeman. He taught for many years at the Universities of Leeds and Cambridge, but moved to the USA in 1988 and is currently Professor of Literature and Religion at the University of Boston. He is widely regarded as one of our greatest poets.
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