The follow-up collection to Glasgow Zen. Alan Spence evokes the essence of the seasons with this cycle of haiku.
“How much pure energy can be packed into a book that fits into a hand, a book so small it will slip easily into a back pocket? Seasons of the Heart, Alan Spence’s first poetry collection since Glasgow Zen, testifies in 150 haiku to the sheer potential of the small. It is a reminder of the power of simplicity … Seasons of the Heart becomes a meditative and sustained delivery of both energy and purity. Spence is a calm and necessary visionary … This is Spence in essence, all openness of instinct and imagination” – ALI SMITH
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Ten Poems from Scotland Selected and introduced by Don Paterson£4.95
The ten poems in this revised and updated edition offer a taste of the poetry of Scotland. Some poems explore ideas around identity and change, exile and belonging. Others focus on landscape and place, or are principally about language itself. As Don Paterson writes in his vivid introduction, Scottish poets “…excel, I think, at the […]