Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Shop Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Paperwhite Shop now Shop Now Shop now
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Sheenagh Pugh: Later Sele... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Albany_Books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Unread copy in very good condition, some shelf wear. Fast, daily dispatch 2-4 days for delivery within UK, all Europe & International orders shipped via Airmail. Jan15.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Sheenagh Pugh: Later Selected Poems Paperback – 16 Jul 2009

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
£4.92 £3.82
£9.99 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Sheenagh Pugh: Later Selected Poems
  • +
  • New Selected Poems: 1984-2004
  • +
  • Sheenagh Pugh: Selected Poems
Total price: £30.22
Buy the selected items together

Free One-Day Delivery for six months with Amazon Student

Product details

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

A poet renowned for the clarity of her style, the originality of her subject matter, and for her erudite and spiky online presence, Sheenagh Pugh is a poet at the heighth of her career. This book is a companion to her popular earlier Selected Poems, originally published in 1990 and now a GCSE set text. This volume collects a wide selection of the later poems of Sheenagh Pugh, from five individual collections: Sing for the Taxman (1993), Id's Hospit (1997), Stonelight (1999), The Beautiful Lie (2002), and The Movement of Bodies(2005). A sample of titles will tempt the reader to find out about 'The Last Wolf in Scotland', 'The Tormented Censor', why 'Captain Roberts Goes Looting', who the 'Best Jesus in Show' is, and why we are 'Envying Owen Beattie'. Themes are often subverted, truisms reversed, cliches overthrown. Her technique is highly skilled, but unobtrusive, and therefore, in the best sense, invisible. She frequently uses traditional metre and cleverly deploys rhyme and half-rhyme. The tone is always un-strident, apt and subtly persuasive. This collection highlights the ambitious sequences that have featured in the last decade of the poet's work. A day mountain climbing inspires the three-part pastoral 'Climbing Hermaness' which opens the book, we also have 'Five Voices' which, charac teristically, dramatises an otherwise curious and obscure historical anecdote about the tragic execution of Lieutenant Hans Hermann von Kattte in 1730. 'Voices in Mousa Broch' is an atmospheric four-part sequence about the Shetland Isles. 'The Arctic Chart' describes the icy landscapes of the North and the aftermath of the often tragic expeditions to explore the polar region is embodied in the moving 'Lady Franklin's Man' series, where the eponymous heroine is seen searching for many years for her lost explorer spouse. The final sequence, 'The Curious Drawer' is altogether different and might be called a series of erotic meditations on the miniature Tudor portraits of Nicholas Hil

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Look for similar items by category