New Collected Poems

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Carcanet Press, 2009 - Poetry - 740 pages
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Gathering an impressive portfolio of prose by one of the most internationally recognized British writers alive today, this expansive collection showcases the remarkable career of Charles Tomlinson. Confidently approaching subjects with a unique view towards multiculturalism and diversity, this engaging series of verse highlights the poet’s intensely passionate love of travel and the world cultures that influenced his writings. Featuring myriad appreciations of renowned literary peers, this lifetime’s work represents a remarkably astute capacity of interest in people and place. Ever alert to the ongoing flux and evolution of his surroundings, this refreshingly expressive collection illustrates a unique precision of language and wit that signals an enduringly authentic and original voice.

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Contents

Poem Wakening with the window over fields
3
Eight Observations on the Nature of Eternity
9
The Bead
15
The Atlantic
21
Object in a Setting
27
The Gorge
33
Paring the Apple
34
Frondes Agrestes
40
Above Carrara
352
The Flood
361
The Landing
369
The Arrival
375
The Question The curve of lamps that climbs into the dark
381
Confluence
387
Writing on Sand
393
Van Gogh
394

At Chew Magna
48
Aqueduct
54
The Churchyard Wall
61
WinterPiece
68
History
69
Crow
75
Four Kantian Lyrics
81
Rhenish Winter
88
Flame
96
Chaconne for Unaccompanied Violin
102
Face and Image
111
Bone
114
Arroyo Seco
128
On Eleventh Street
141
Small Action Poem
156
Swimming Chenango Lake
159
Night Transfigured
165
Descartes and the Stove
171
The Matachines
177
The Awakening
183
The Fox Gallery
190
Autumn The civility of nature overthrown
196
Tout Entoure de Mon Regard
197
The End
203
The Thief s Journal
210
Two Poems of Lucio Piccolo
216
Ariadne and the Minotaur
222
Autumn Piece
228
Poem space
230
Comedy
236
Green Quinces
242
Curtain Call
249
At Stoke
255
Class
261
Bridges
263
The Last of Night
269
Idrigill
275
Couplet
281
Charlotte Corday
287
Near Corinium
293
Departure
297
A Night at the Opera
310
At Dawn
323
Snow Signs
327
Poem It falls onto my page like rain
333
Albuquerque
339
Programme Note
345
Mictlantecuhtli
400
In the Borghese Gardens
409
Tyrrhenian
417
Soutine at Ceret
423
The Tax Inspector
430
Machu Picchu
432
February In the monthlong frost the waters
438
Ararat
444
Above the Rio Grande
450
In the Emperors Garden
457
Algoma
464
The Labyrinth
465
The Butterflies
471
Letter to Uehata
477
Orion over Farne
483
Siena in SixtyEight
489
Blaubeuren
497
Porto Venere
504
Sight and Sound
517
Hals
530
For a Granddaughter
537
Como
543
Down from Colonnata
549
Interior
559
Jubilacion
564
The Shadow
570
Verse
577
Oporto
583
On the Dunes
592
Snowbound
598
The Sisters
604
By Night
610
A Visit to Don Miguel
619
Piazza
623
Piazza Navona
630
Bristol Night Walk
636
Track
642
Midwinter
648
Watching Water
653
Above the City
659
Providence Morning shadows waiting to surprise us
665
Pebble
671
The Photograph
678
A Rose from Fronteira
691
Index of Titles
705
Index of First Lines
723
Copyright

About the author (2009)

\Charles Tomlinson is an editor, a critic, a translator, an artist, and an internationally acclaimed poet. He is the author of Cracks in the Universe and Skywriting.

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