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Don Paterson’s 40 Sonnets in St Andrews

Tuesday 29th September 2015

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
Image of Don Paterson’s 40 Sonnets

This new collection from Don Paterson, his first since the Forward prize-winning Rain in 2009, is a series of forty sonnets. From the traditionally formed, to the highly experimental, these poems share a lyrical intelligence and musical gift.

In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes – contradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the divided self – in 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.

** Please note this event begins at 8pm! **

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