Waiting for the Night-rowers

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Enitharmon Press, 2006 - Poetry - 93 pages
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Roger Moulson's debut collection, the second volume in the Enitharmon New Poets Series, is enthusiastically welcomed by two of Britain's most distinguished poets. Elaine Feinstein writes: 'Here is a striking new voice...He is always lyrical, and often disturbing.' Peter Porter is equally impressed: 'Roger Moulson's poetry is rock solid in language and technique but uses its skills to throw an unexpected light on the world of everyday. Original is a word often employed and frequently misapplied. Here, it is fully deserved: in Moulson's poetry the usual turns into the extraordinary and the apprehensive into the exultant. Waiting for the Night-Rowers, for example, is like no other poem I have read - to write like this, you must be inspired and know your way round the many corners of English Verse'. Shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Prize 2006

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The wooden piano
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Water levels
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Nothing
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About the author (2006)

Roger Moulson was born in 1945 and brought up in West Yorkshire. He read classics at Oxford. He has been a postman, supermarket manager, sales forcaster, seller of sweets and radios, and a teacher of English in southern Sudan and London. Most recently he was a tax inspector. He is married and lives in Watford.

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