Ragtime in unfamiliar bars

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Secker & Warburg, 1985 - Poetry - 51 pages
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Poems deal with spring, winter, travel, city life, myths, mortality, love, longing, women, music, and dreams

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Rarely does one encounter a poet who fuses technical virtuosity with human urgency as smoothly as Scotsman Ron Butlin. Time and again his poems touch the highly charged, problematic divisions between ... Read full review

Contents

St Cloud in the Spring
1
Restoration of a Painted City
7
This Embroidery
13
The NightSky the River and the Scent
19
FellowTravellers
25
Elegy
31
Ragtime in Unfamiliar Bars
37
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About the author (1985)

Ron Butlin was born in 1949 in Edinburgh where he now lives. Having worked variously as a footman, a male model and a barnacle scraper on Thames barges, he has become one of Scotland's most acclaimed writers.

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