Living in the Delta : New and Collected Poems, Paperback / softback Book

Living in the Delta : New and Collected Poems Paperback / softback


Living in the Delta, Landeg White's Collected and New Poems, brings together work from nine previous collections.

Welsh by birth, White is a citizen of the world, having lived and written and taught on three continents.

It is a Welsh tradition of course to be a traveller, voyager and settler in all parts of the planet, and White's poetry embodies this.

It also reflects the ancient Welsh tradition of the poet-scholar; he is a noted academic-editor, translator and historian-an authority on Africa and Portuguese literature. Fortunately for us he is a poet too, talented and dedicated.

The experience of reading his writing make you want to read more-it is warm, humane, intelligent and immensely readable.

Commentators on his work are apt to use politically incorrect words and phrases such as 'masterpiece' and 'major poet'.

He is a brilliant comic writer for instance, and can move in an instant from sly wit to laugh-out-loud funny.

Yet suddenly with a poem like 'African Incident' you are in the midst of tragedy.He is a moving celebrant of love and family and community; a passionate, meticulous observer of the natural world-it is difficult to think of a living writer who is a more complete poet.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Parthian Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781910409886



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