Night, Paperback


Among the poems that open Night, David Harsent's follow-up to his Forward Prize-winning collection "Legion", is a startling sequence about a garden - but a garden unlike any other.

It sets the tone for a book in which the sureties of daylight become uncertain: dark, unsettling narratives about what wakes in us when we escape our day-lit selves to visit a place where the dream-like and the nightmarish are never far apart.

The book culminates in the seductive and brilliantly-sustained 'Elsewhere', a noirish, labyrinthine quest-poem in which the protagonist is drawn ever onward through a series of encounters and reflections like an after-hours Orpheus, hard-bitten and harried by memory.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780571255634



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