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Don Paterson in Edinburgh

Thursday 15th September

  • Venue The Bookshop, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5JH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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T.S. Eliot Prize winning poet and University of St Andrews Professor of Poetry, Don Paterson, will join us this autumn for his latest collection The Arctic. Two years since his previous collection Zonal, we are delighted that Don will be joining us in the bookshop to celebrate his latest, encapsulating collection.

The Arctic is the bar frequented in the backstreet of a post-apocalyptic world. Under its echoey aegis are gathered poems about men and women, polemical responses to a pandemic, microdot poems, odes to dogs, to movies and the male anatomy, and, in the chill undertow, a series of poems that mourn the poet’s musician father. By turn, urgent, railing, tender, these are poems for our times, by one of our most celebrated and formally adventurous poets.