Salt

David Harsent

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Salt is a distinctive new assembly of poems by the multi-award winning David Harsent. Resting somewhere between fragment and exposition, these intense and primal pieces stretch out across the measure of the page in the form of brief utterances. One extends to sonnet-length, one consists of a single line; but each piece uniquely completes its own world, and at the same time shades on to the next as a succession of frames and stills and imaginings that lends light and colour in the round. ‘The poems in this book are a series, not a sequence,’ the author explains. ‘They belong to each other in mood, in tone and by way of certain images and words that form a ricochet of echoes – not least the word “salt”.’ Mineral, eerie, sensory, the poems in the collection are experienced as encounters – some with the surety of daylight, others in dream-life – that refresh with the turning of each page. Like a set of shared notes or little fictions passed through space from hand to hand, the writings build powerfully to make Salt an unforgettable volume from this most visionary of writers.

  • ISBN 9780571337859
  • Title Salt
  • Author David Harsent
  • Publisher Faber & Faber
  • Imprint Faber & Faber
  • Binding Hardback
  • Width 16.7cm
  • Height 21.3cm
  • Thickness 1.9cm
  • Weight 398g
  • Number of pages 192

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