Coming into Land
From Englandís former Poet Laureate, a collection of selected poetry spanning his celebrated career, presented for the first time by an American publisher.
Whether underground in an urban metro, in the poet's home, on the steps leading up to Anne Frank's annex, or wading in the Norfolk broads, Motion's richly imagined landscapes contain unspoken mysteries underneath the poetís candor. In the tradition of English pastoral poetry that includes Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, and William Wordsworth, these poems skate over sweeping empires and plumb emotional depths, settling in a meditative, understated register. As an introduction to one of England's most lauded living poets, English Elegies offers a moving depiction of this writer's career as a chronicler of modernity's pitfalls and triumphs.
Andrew Motion, 2017, Paperback, 192 Pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-06-264408-4.