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Third Day: New and Selected Poems, Paperback / softback Book

Third Day: New and Selected Poems Paperback / softback


"Third Day" is a selection from the poems Grey Gowrie has written between 1958 and the present day.

At the centre of the book is the sequence "The Domino Hymn: Poems from Harefield", first published to great acclaim in 2005.

This work draws on the best part of a year spent in hospital when the author, dying of a virus on the heart, was jolted back to life and writing by the surgical gift of a heart from a living donor. "Marches", poems of the post-operative years, follows, inspired by the country between England and Wales and the borderlands we all occupy between being and non-being.

The book ends with "From Primrose Hill", a meditation on contemporary London.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781857549669



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