In the Becoming

Selected and New Poems

Tom Pow

Draws on the author's work, from "Rough Seas" to "Dear Alice - Narratives of Madness", including poems from "Sparks!", his poetic correspondence with Diana Hendry, and "Transfusion", his praise poem for Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela. This collection charts his poetical concerns.
Date Published :
June 2009
Publisher :
Birlinn
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781846971228
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 8.45 X 5.3 inches
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$18.95

Overview
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Since the publication of his first collection, "Rough Seas", in 1987, Tom Pow has been recognised as one of Scotland's foremost contemporary poets; lyrical, celebratory and sensitive to the world around him. "In The Becoming, New and Selected Poems" draws on Pow's work over the last two decades, from "Rough Seas" (1987) to his latest book, "Dear Alice - Narratives of Madness" (2008), including poems from "Sparks!", his poetic correspondence with Diana Hendry, and "Transfusion", his praise poem for Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela. The collection charts his ongoing poetical concerns: an exploration of landscape from the rainforest to the Arctic; an interest in how history and narrative shape our understanding of the present; and, in the new poems, a maturing engagement with those large themes that lie at the heart of Pow's poetry, namely love and death. "In The Becoming" offers a timely reading of one of the finest poets of his generation.

About The Author
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Tom Pow is an award-winning writer and poet. From 2001 to 2003 he was the first writer in residence at the Edinburgh International Books Festival and he was Writer in Residence at the National Library of Scotland in 2013. His books for children in include Callum's Big Day and Who Is The World For?, which won the Scottish Arts Council's Children's Book of the Year (2001).

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