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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

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    July 1, 2010

    Cornerstone Digital

    192 pages

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  • Trade Paperback


    May 15, 2009


    192 pages

    RRP $27.99

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