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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February 15, 2003
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