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
- Publication Date: 20/01/2011
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780571255634