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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd (31 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847771998
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847771995
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 355,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This collection is a kind of seasonal Shepherd's Calendar. --Stevie Davies, Independent

Beautifully crafted, it moves from a Welsh winter right through the year back to snow again, taking in legends both ancient and contemporary. --Suzy Feay, Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Born in Cardiff, Gillian Clarke is a poet, playwright, editor, broadcaster, lecturer and translator (from Welsh). She edited the Anglo-Welsh Review from 1975 to 1984, and has taught creative writing in primary and secondary schools and at university level. She is a former president of Ty Newydd, the writers' centre in North Wales which she co-founded in 1990. Since 1994 she has been a tutor in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. Clarke was the inaugural Capital Poet for Cardiff 2005-6. Her poetry is studied by GCSE and A Level students throughout Britain. She has given poetry readings and lectures in Europe and the United States, and her work has been translated into ten languages.

She has a daughter and two sons, and now lives with her architect husband on a smallholding in Ceredigion, Wales, where they raise a small flock of sheep, and care for the land according to organic and conservation practice. In 2008 Gillian Clarke was appointed National Poet of Wales.

Carcanet have published her Selected Poems (1985), Letting in the Rumour (1989, Poetry Book Society Recommendation), The King of Britain's Daughter (1993), Collected Poems (1997), Five Fields (1998) and Making the Beds for the Dead (2004).


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This collection is deservedly shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize. It would make an excellent Christmas present for those tricky grown up relatives who have everything. Here's why: The poems recall the cold winters of 2009/10 and 2010/11. If this winter is cold, these poems will enrich the experience of it. If it's not, it'll make up for the loss of the proper season. And it's slim, and will slip onto any bookshelf without littering the house with something unwanted.

There's little about frost, ice and snow that Gillian Clarke has not observed. In poem after beautiful poem, she reveals the beauty and cruelty of cold - with its knives, splinters, breath, stitchwork, music, silver bones ... I could go on.

It also has Clarke's characteristic warmth: 'Home for Christmas' is a favourite of mine ...

'I sleep, wake, sleep again dreaming in stories,
turning, turning, landlocked in myth,
our white room drifted deep
in moon-work of the silversmith.'

I'm there. I want that sleep, that room lit by snow, that beauty, that recollection of being 'young and bold, bravely in love'.

There are other poems too - 66 pages of poems. Every one of them worth reading. This book is good value too.
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Fantastically drawing. I found the poems transported me to another world, yet there is haunting observations of the world we lived in. I'm surprised I had not heard of this amazing talent before but I'm glad I've found her now.
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Some catching phrases and images here but the uniformity of season she has imposed on herself is not charged with any real strength in content. Too many of the poems seem culled from newspaper articles or a view from a wintry cottage window.
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After only a few weeks of owning this anthology I have some personal favourites which I revisit regularly, however others are slightly too sombre for my taste, hence only 4 stars.
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By Andrew on 17 Mar. 2013
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A wonderful collection of highly original pieces in the classic inimitable Gillian Clatke style. Some very poignant, others powerfully reflective. A pleasure to own.
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