Rain: Poems : In his first volume of original verse since the award-winning Landing Light, Don Paterson is found writing in his most memorable and direct style. In an assemblage of masterful lyrics and monologues, he conjures a series of fables and charms that serve both to expose us to the unsettling forces within the world and to offer some protection against them. Whether outwardly elemental in their address or more personal in their direction, these poems - to the rain and the sea, to Paterson's young sons and beloved friends - never shy from their inquiry into truth and lie, embracing everything from the rangy narrative to the tiny renku. "Rain," which won the 2009 Forward Prize for Best Collection and includes an extended elegy for the poet Michael Donaghy, is Paterson's most intimate and manifest collection to date.
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