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With this assured and powerful first collection, Henry Shukman springs fully-formed into the poetry world, having already won a raft of prizes for individual poems. His sensibility is unique, engaging and immediate; we are drawn into the worlds of these poems by his accurate eye, his sensual line and the warmth of his communion with the scene he describes.

Ranging across the globe, from Mexico to Japan, from the States to Southern England, these poems can be lyrical and deeply affecting, wryly funny or wildly imaginative. From a lonely mother attempting to learn the piano to a ski-jump that never ends, from a redemptive encounter with horses on a cold day to a miraculous bowl of chicken soup, these poems display a vibrancy and variety rarely seen in contemporary poetry. But Shukman's great strength is in the domestic: the complexities of love, and the rites of passage of childhood and parenthood, are re-entered with candor, grace and originality.

In Doctor No's Garden is an affectionate, refreshing debut, striking in its imagery and insight, remarkable for its lightness of touch and emotional weight.

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  • Paperback

    9781910702192

    November 15, 2015

    Jonathan Cape

    64 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Paperback

    9780224069137

    August 15, 2002

    Jonathan Cape

    64 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781446449752

    May 31, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    64 pages

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My Alexandria
Sonnets
Strange Meetings
Young Eliot
Division Street
The Poets' Daughters
Speak, Old Parrot
Coleshill
Tennyson
New Selected Poems
The Mara Crossing
Echoes of Memory
Profit and Loss
Handwriting
A Hundred Doors