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New And Collected Poems
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  • Published: 15 February 2003
  • ISBN: 9780091795184
  • Imprint: Hutchinson
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $49.99

New And Collected Poems


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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

  • Pub date: 15 February 2003
  • ISBN: 9780091795184
  • Imprint: Hutchinson
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $49.99

About the Author

Dannie Abse

Dannie Abse was for many years a chest specialist in a London teaching hospital. A poet, reviewer and playwright, he has written and edited more than fifteen books of poetry, as well as books about medicine and also fiction. He is the author of Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve and several autobiographical volumes, including Goodbye, Twentieth Century, which was published in 2001 to critical acclaim. He died, at the age of 91, in September 2014.

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Praise for New And Collected Poems

“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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