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Don Paterson on ‘The Arctic’ in St Andrews

Wednesday 14th September

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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University of St Andrews Professor of Poetry and T.S. Eliot Prize winning poet, 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 can join us again in the bookshop for what is sure to be a encapsulating night.

In this new collection from Don Paterson, ‘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.