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 Henry Shukman's great strength is in the domestic—the complexities of love, and the rites of passage of childhood and parenthood.
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In this assured and powerful debut collection, the poet's sensibility is unique, engaging and immediate. He draws us in with his accurate eye, his sensual line and the warmth of his communion with the scene he describes -- from Mexico to Japan, from the USA to Southern England.About the Author:
Henry Shukman has won numerous poetry awards for individual poems, including the Daily Telegraph Arvon Prize and the TLS Prize.
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