A Painted Field: Poems

by Robin Robertson

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780156006477
  • ISBN-10: 0156006472
  • Pages: 108
  • Publication Date: 04/06/1999
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    In these forty-two poems, Robin Robertson demonstrates an astonishing range of style and concerns, in a voice that is utterly original. Whether he is rendering a dramatic new version of Ovid ("The Flaying of Marsyas") or celebrating the ambiguous pleasures of food ("Artichoke"), Robertson's poetry is always lucid, sensuous, and compelling. These are poems that speak of the wounds of memory, the implacable coupling of desire and loss, the fugitive nature of things. Elegant and profound, A Painted Field has proved a stunning debut.

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    "The reader is almost blinded by the incandescent authority of these poems."-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    "Robin Robertson is instantly recognizable as a poet of vivid authority, commanding a surprised, accurate language of his own. . . . This is a first book of extraordinary gifts and assured maturity."-W. S. Merwin