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
- Publication Date: 30/05/2003
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780856463648