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Robert Crawford - The Tip Of My Tongue (Cape Poetry) - 9780224069687 - KEX0307290
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The Tip Of My Tongue (Cape Poetry)

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Description for The Tip Of My Tongue (Cape Poetry) Paperback. This new collection of Crawford's poetry is a celebration of the world he lives in. These are poems that are convincingly earthed in the land and the language and yet unafraid of spiritual, even religious notes, and shot through with a humour and vitality that is engaging. Num Pages: 64 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 130 x 196 x 7. Weight in Grams: 88. 8vo.Original printed wrappers.
Robert Crawford's new collection is an exhilarating celebration of the world he lives in: his family, his fellow Scots, his country and his country's languages. Beginning with a group of moving, renewing love poems to his wife, the book builds into a polyphonic hymn to life in all its aspects. There is a powerful sense of communion and connection in The Tip of My Tongue: while singing the Scottish part of the planet, Crawford also embraces the rhythms of the whole circumference - from Perth, Scotland, to Perth, Australia - catching 'how Kincardineshire's sky's/Transvaalish, Budapesty, Santa Barbaran,/Zurich on ... Read more

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Jonathan Cape
Used, Very Good
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London, United Kingdom
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About Robert Crawford
Poet and biographer Robert Crawford’s books from Cape include Young Eliot (2015), and Testament (2014). He is Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews.

Reviews for The Tip Of My Tongue (Cape Poetry)
For intellectual range, emotional depth, and lexical shimmer, Crawford is unsurpassed among recent Scottish poets.
Liam McIlvanney
Sunday Herald

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