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A selection of poems spanning the career of a poet of the uncanny Filled with haunting and visionary poems, Sailing the Forest is a selection of the finest work from an essential voice in contemporary poetry. Robin Robertson's deceptively spare and mythically…

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Tomas Tranströmer -- the recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature -- can be clearly recognized not just as Sweden's most important poet, but as a writer of international stature whose work speaks to us now with undiminished clarity and resonance. Long…

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Humiliation is not, of course, unique to writers. However, the world of letters does seem to offer a near-perfect micro-climate for embarrassment and shame. There is something about the conjunction of high-mindedness and low income that is inherently comic;…

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Robin Robertson's fourth collection is, if anything, an even more intense, moving, bleakly lyrical, and at times shocking book than Swithering , winner of the Forward Poetry Prize. These poems are written with the authority of classical myth, yet sound utterly…

Medea

by Robin Robertson

|September 4, 2008

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Medea has been betrayed. Her husband Jason has left her for a younger woman. He has forgotten all the promises he made and is even prepared to abandon their two sons. But Medea is not a woman to accept such disrespect passively. Strong-willed and fiercely…

Swithering

by Robin Robertson

|March 27, 2006

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To swither means to suffer indecision or doubt, but there is no faltering in these poems. There is no uncertainty in line or sound or image, only in the themes of flux and change and transformation that thread through this powerful third collection. Robin…