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The Light Trap (Cape Poetry) Paperback – 18 Apr 2002


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John Burnside has published seven works of fiction and eleven collections of poetry, including his Selected Poems, published by Cape in 2006. His memoir, A Lie About My Father, was published in the same year to enormous critical acclaim, and was chosen as the Scottish Arts Council Non-Fiction Book of the Year and the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year.

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'Beautiful and lyrical.' -- Daily Mail

'Burnside's poems have the rare power to alter one's perception of the world and of language...' -- Judges of Whitbread Poetry Award 2000

'Dizzyingly beautiful.' -- Daily Telegraph

'If genius is operating anywhere in English poetry at present, I feel it is here, Burnside's singular music.' -- Adam Thorpe

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John Burnside's last collection, The Assylum Dance, was shortlisted for all three major poetry awards in 2001. It went on to win the Whitbread Poetry Award 2000 for best collection.

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