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A major new collection for Hutchinson's most distinguished poet.

Dannie Abse's career as a poet spans more than fifty years and this volume comprises both a distinguished collection of his past work and a generous section of new poems.

- 'I've long thought Dannie Abse one of the most remarkable poets now writing' Godfrey Smith, Sunday Times
- 'There is a persistent note of humanism throughout his poetry which is never wishful thinking or mere scepticism' Peter Porter
- 'The particular joy of reading Dannie Abse's poems is that while they can be subtle, glancing and are often complicated, they are always welcomingly clear' Observer
- 'His scalpel turns out to be a magical wand. Such is the alchemical power of good poetry' Elizabeth Jennings, Daily Telegraph
- 'He is a story-teller in verse, a poet who keeps his ears and eyes open and offers item after item which ring unmistakably true' Robert Nye, The Times

Reviews

There is a persistent note of humanism throughout his poetry which is never wishful thinking or mere scepticism

Peter Porter

The particular joy of reading Dannie Abse's poems is that while they can be subtle, glancing and are often complicated, they are always welcomingly clear

Observer

His scalpel turns out to be a magical wand. Such is the alchemical power of good poetry

Elizabeth Jennings, Daily Telegraph

He is a story-teller in verse, a poet who keeps his ears and eyes open and offers item after item which ring unmistakably true

Robert Nye, The Times

I've long thought Dannie Abse one of the most remarkable poets now writing

Godfrey Smith, Sunday Times

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780091795184

    February 15, 2003

    Hutchinson

    448 pages

    RRP $49.99

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Also by Dannie Abse

Ask the Moon
Speak, Old Parrot
Two for Joy
New Selected Poems
The Presence
Running Late
Goodbye, Twentieth Century

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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
Human Work