A Bird's Idea of Flight

David Harsent
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A reissue of award-winning poet David Harsent's acclaimed 1998 book, which describes a circular journey in a sequence of 25 poems.

A Bird's Idea of Flight describes a circular journey in a sequence of 25 poems. Twelve poems chart the outward journey, the thirteenth is pivotal, and twelve poems bring the traveller back. The subject of his quest is thanatology; in particular, he is deeply curious about the business of his own death. It is an adventure of discovery and disillusionment, during which the figure of death, as companion, mentor and guide, appears along the way, and in various guises.

Author bio:

David Harsent has published eleven collections of poetry. Night (2011) was a Poetry Book Society Choice, was shortlisted for the Costa, Forward and T. S. Eliot poetry prizes and won the Griffin International Poetry Prize. The most recent, Fire Songs, was published in 2014 and won the T. S. Eliot Prize.

Category: Poetry
ISBN: 9780571330072
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Poetry
Pub Date: May 2017
Page Extent: 80
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Poetry

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