Apr 10, 2020
The Weather in Japan
Posted by Michael Longley

The poems in this volume vary widely in length, subject, and setting from Mayo, to Tuscany, to Japan With a Zen like grace, even the briefest poems hurdle logical gaps and sidestep reason to get to truths The poet s acute vision is directed outward, and we know him only through the light he casts on the world s things as he holds them in loving, elegiac frames WinnerThe poems in this volume vary widely in length, subject, and setting from Mayo, to Tuscany, to Japan With a Zen like grace, even the briefest poems hurdle logical gaps and sidestep reason to get to truths The poet s acute vision is directed outward, and we know him only through the light he casts on the world s things as he holds them in loving, elegiac frames Winner of the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Poetry, 2001 Winner of the T S Eliot Poetry Prize, 2001 Winner of the Hawthornden Prize, 2000.

  • Title: The Weather in Japan
  • Author: Michael Longley
  • ISBN: 9780916390969
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Weather in Japan The poems in this volume vary widely in length subject and setting from Mayo to Tuscany to Japan With a Zen like grace even the briefest poems hurdle logical gaps and sidestep reason to get to tr

    Stephen Stokes

    By the standards of modern poetry that, as far as I can tell, pretend that pure nonsense is actually cleverly cryptic, this collection is very comprehensible My favorite line was describing asparagus urine as having a whiff of compost.


    scarlettraces

    3.5



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