Ice Paperback – 31 Oct 2012
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of library stamps, which doesn't make the poems any less brilliant, but it would have been good to know.Published 5 months ago by Bear
1. The item arrived in good time and as described.
2. The content is a fine selection of poems which can be both read aloud and to oneself.
Gillian Clarke has become a favorite poet and I have recommended her to members of the Poetry Group I belong toPublished on 23 Dec. 2013 by Chris Mcconnell