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Ian Duhig - The Blind Roadmaker - 9781509809813 - V9781509809813
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The Blind Roadmaker

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Description for The Blind Roadmaker Paperback. A brilliant and eclectic new collection from the Forward Prize-winning poet. Num Pages: 80 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 153. Weight in Grams: 300.
If the starting point for a number of poems in Ian Duhig's richly varied new collection is Sterne's Tristram Shandy, its presiding genius is the great eighteenth-century civil engineer, fiddler and polymath Blind Jack Metcalf - whose life Duhig here celebrates, and from whose example he draws great inspiration. Writing with an almost Burnsian eclecticism, Duhig explores urban poverty, determinism, social justice and the consolations of poetry and music on a journey that takes in everything from a riotous reimagining of Don Juan to the tragedy of Manuel Bravo (the Leeds asylum seeker from Angola who was forced to defend ... Read more

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About Ian Duhig
Ian Duhig worked with homeless people for fifteen years before devoting himself to writing activities full-time. He has won the Forward Best Poem Prize once and the National Poetry Competition twice. His last two books with Picador, The Lammas Hireling (2003) and The Speed of Dark (2007), were both PBS Choices and shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. His ... Read more

Reviews for The Blind Roadmaker
Ian is a one-off, a true original. In The Blind Roadmaker he charts the journeys of 18th century blind Jack Metcalf who learned to read by feeling headstones faces as well as those of today's dispossessed with a hat's off empathy, wit and intelligence
Jackie Kay
An undoubtedly stimulating, thoroughly entertaining collection. . .one of Duhig's ... Read more

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