Dear Room

Hugo Williams
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'Possibly the most original poet of his generation in England.' - Edna Longley

Dear Room is a worthy successor to Billy's Rain, whose preoccupations and occasions it continues and ramifies, charting the 'angles, signals, orders, murmers, sighs' of love, separation and loss. with grave good humour, ruefully exact timing and a scruple reminiscent of Thomas Hardy, these poems register the goodbye look of things, and ponder the difference between a good memory and an inability to forget. By turns candid, caustic and drastically self-accusing, the many tenses and afterlives of desire are parsed - in sawn-off monologues, short stories in verse, thumbnail dramas, splintery photographs. In poem after poem Hugo Williams joins a sense of things missed and missing to a redemptive act of imaginative capture, and Dear Room uncovers an ethics of the present, reminding us in the words of Philip Larkin that 'days are where we live'.

Author bio:

Hugo Williams was born in 1942 and grew up in Sussex. He worked on the London Magazine from 1961 to 1970. Since then he has earned his living as a journalist and travel writer. Billy's Rain won the T.S. Eliot Prize in 1999. His Collected Poems was published by Faber in 2002. Hugo Williams lives in London.

Category: Literature & literary studies
ISBN: 9780571230372
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Poetry
Pub Date: April 2006
Page Extent: 64
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literature & literary studies

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