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The definitive anthology spanning from 1948-2014, complete with new poems, from multi-award winning Dannie Abse, one of Britain's most well-respected poets.

The definitive anthology spanning from 1948-2014, complete with new poems, from multi-award winning Dannie Abse, one of Britain's most well-respected poets.

This is the collection of a lifetime's work from one of Britiain's best-loved poets. Dannie Abse has published an array of work including fiction, autobiography and plays but he is best known, and critically acclaimed, as a poet.

Dannie Abse collects together here the definitive jewels of his cannon. This volume comprises both a distinguished collection of his past work and a generous selection of new poems.

Reviews

Glorious . . . Abse’s warmth and lightness of touch is evident whether applied to young love, the horrors of war or the quiet absorption of grief.

Maria Crawford (Poetry Books of the Year), Financial Times

He brought a blend of precision and compassion to a body of work that was attentive, tender and always deeply felt.

Poetry Books of the Year, Guardian

To the lover of poetry, the death of any fine poet is cause for grief – because a singing voice is silenced forever. Welshman Abse, doctor and poet, died in September, so this last collection is a volume to treasure.

Daily Mail

Such a full span of acutely observed and rendered life experience is rarely found in a body of poetic work but it is the nature of the intelligence and voice brought to bear upon these experiences that makes Abse’s poems such powerfully quiet reminders of what it is that matters.

London Library Magazine

Such a full span of acutely observed and rendered life experience is rarely found in a body of poetic work but it is the nature of the intelligence and voice brought to bear upon these experiences that makes Abse’s poems such powerfully quiet reminders of what it is that matters.

London Library Magazine

a resounding last statement of his faith in the art of poetry as a vehicle of "pleasure, comedy and grief" . . . His New and Collected Poems can, and should, be read now for the pleasure given by the calm, human, good-natured voice that has just fallen silent. But it should be retained for the darker, more insightful poems that will most surely last.

Poetry Review

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780091958916

    February 15, 2015

    Hutchinson

    368 pages

    RRP $45.00

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  • EBook

    9781473517882

    November 20, 2014

    Cornerstone Digital

    368 pages

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Also by Dannie Abse

Speak, Old Parrot
Two for Joy
New Selected Poems
The Presence
Running Late
New And Collected Poems
Goodbye, Twentieth Century

Recommendations

The Collected Poems
Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus
The Ode Less Travelled
Millefiori
Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
Unreconciled
The Abandoned Settlements
The Bone Flowers
A Sackful of Limericks
Odes
Selected Poems
Blue Laws
Of Love and Desire
Talking Dead
Made In Detroit
Deep Lane
Meanjin First Edition
Elegy For A Broken Machine
The Days of Surprise