Swithering by Robin RobertsonSwithering by Robin Robertson

Swithering

byRobin Robertson

Paperback | 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 Robertson has written a book of remarkable cohesion and range that calls on his knowledge of folklore and myth to fuse the old with the new. From raw, exposed poems about the end of childhood to erotically charged lyrics about the ends of desire, from a brilliant retelling of the metamorphosis and death of Actaeon to the final freeing of the waters in Holding Proteus, these poems are bright epiphanies of passion and loss.
Robin Robertson is from the northeast coast of Scotland. He has published five collections of poetry and received a number of accolades, including the Petrarca-Preis, the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and all three Forward Prizes. He has also edited a collection of essays, Mortification: Writers' St...
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Title:SwitheringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:March 27, 2006Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887847390

ISBN - 13:9780887847394

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