All We Saw (Hardback)
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All We Saw (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages
Published: 05/10/2017
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'Writing of dangerously beautiful intensity ... Magnificent' Sunday Telegraph___________________A mesmerising, luminously beautiful poetry collection from Anne Michaels, internationally acclaimed poet and bestselling author of Fugitive Pieces

In this passionate, profound collection, Anne Michaels explores one of her essential concerns: ‘what love makes us capable of, and incapable of’. Here is the paradox at the heart of loss, the ways in which passion must accept, must insist, that ‘death ... give/not only take from us’. A sea in darkness, a woman’s hair shining in light, rain falling... how quiet must a voice be in order to be heard? In this way, desire is evoked with intensity and precision.

By the end, we are left with a renewed awareness of the mystery at the core of existence; we enter a space that is ‘not inside, not outside: / dusk’s doorway,’ where love remains alive.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN: 9781408880890
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 192 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Delicate, piercing, brief, enduring … It’s a small book but one that keeps on giving - Emerald Street

These poems try to find their relationship with what is beyond language – not only death, but the shared inner life of intentions and ideas, let alone every other kind of intimacy. These poems explore our relationship to mystery and what the body knows in its mortality and what the body might prove … All We Saw asserts that “death must give/not only take from us.” These poems assert not what we hold onto, but what we hold - Big Issue

Michaels is a great poet of loss, and the challenges of memory in the face of it ... Michaels produces passages of lyrical beauty - Guardian

The poems in The Weight of Oranges go way beyond games or fashion or politics ...They represent the human being entire - Michael Ondaatje

Writing of dangerously beautiful intensity ... Magnificent - Sunday Telegraph

Skin Divers is a series of meditations on the intensity of love and has an intimacy at times so tender it hurts - The Times

Anne Michaels guides us to the top of some extraordinary peaks of feeling and perception - Independent

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