In the Becoming: Selected and New Poems
By: Tom Pow (author)Paperback
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Since the publication of his first collection, "Rough Seas", in 1987, Tom Pow has been recognised as one of Scotland's foremost contemporary poets; lyrical, celebratory and sensitive to the world around him. "In The Becoming, New and Selected Poems" draws on Pow's work over the last two decades, from "Rough Seas" (1987) to his latest book, "Dear Alice - Narratives of Madness" (2008), including poems from "Sparks!", his poetic correspondence with Diana Hendry, and "Transfusion", his praise poem for Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela. The collection charts his ongoing poetical concerns: an exploration of landscape from the rainforest to the Arctic; an interest in how history and narrative shape our understanding of the present; and, in the new poems, a maturing engagement with those large themes that lie at the heart of Pow's poetry, namely love and death. "In The Becoming" offers a timely reading of one of the finest poets of his generation.
Born in Edinburgh in 1950. University of St Andrews. Taught in Edinburgh, London and Madrid before settling in Dumfries. Taught for many years in Dumfries Academy, where JM Barrie went to school, before taking up post as Head of Creative and Cultural Studies at the University of Glasgow Crichton Campus, Dumfries. Now Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Storytelling. Widely travelled. Currently engaged on two writing projects, one on Dumfries forger, Thomas Watling, the other on dying villages throughout Europe.
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