Dancers in Daylight : Poems 1995-2002, Paperback / softback Book

Dancers in Daylight : Poems 1995-2002 Paperback / softback


In the title poem, set in Rome, a chance meeting with the dying Rudolf Nureyev strikes the poet, himself a dancer, as hallucinatory.

Along with the poems prompted by his mother's death, it is one of several unsettling poems in this collection.

Yet a celebratory strain runs through the book, providing a counter-balance: there are poems which celebrate active life, vigorous sexuality, and the subtle steps of the tango.

The result is a characteristically robust and varied collection which continues the vein of subtle dandyism for which Howell is renowned.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780856463648



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