Samarkand, Paperback


Few first collections in recent years have made the impact of Kate Clanchy's award-winning Slattern, which gained her a reputation as a poet of great immediacy and wit.

In this new book her range is extended dramatically.

Samarkand is both a darker and a more sunlit collection than its predecessor.

Inside, the reader will find surreal elegies; love poems of every humour; grim episodes from colonial history and meditations on home and distance as well as some practical advice on having sex with angels -- all delivered with the effortless musicality of phrase and formal panache that are fast becoming Clanchy's trademarks.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780330371940



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