Poetry on the Paragon: Don Paterson in Bath

Friday 30th October 2015

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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This new collection from Don Paterson, his first since the Forward prize-winning Rain in 2009, is a series of forty sonnets. While some take a more traditional form, others are highly experimental, but what these poems share is a lyrical intelligence and musical gift.

In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes Рcontradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the divided self Рin some of the most powerful and formally assured poems he has written to date.  Wry, mordant, and often self-deprecating, there is a constant thread of touching pathos throughout the verse.