Grain, Paperback Book

Description

Though John Glenday has long been admired for his lyrically delicate and emotionally powerful poetry, he has remained something of a well-kept secret.

His third collection, Grain, makes his singular talent available to a wider audience.

Sometimes Glenday's poems are forcefully direct; sometimes they are so quiet they feel as if they were composed within a capacious listening, as a form of secular prayer.

Glenday's seamless lyric can also disguise some wild and surreal tales: the Beauty and the Beast told in reverse, a bizarre list of new saints, or a can of peaches waiting for the invention of the tin-opener.

However, the lasting impression is of a genuinely spiritual poet, one with the ability to turn every earthly detail towards the same clear light.

Grain announces Glenday as an essential voice in contemporary poetry.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780330461344

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