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by Sean O'Brien

  • ISBN: 0330490974
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Sean O'Brien
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Pub Ltd (December 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 204
  • ePub book: 1202 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1735 kb
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Cousin Coat collects the best of O’Brien’s work to date; long-time .

Sean O’Brien is widely acknowledged as one of the most gifted English poets now writing, and as a leading poet-critic.

A generous new selection from the only poet to have won the prestigious Forward Prize twice.

Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976–2001 (Picador) was published in 2002. Sean O'Brien's new verse version of Dante's Inferno was published by Picador in October 2006. His six collections of poetry to date have all won awards. In 2007 he won the Northern Rock Foundation Writer's Award, Forward Prize for Best Collection and the T S Eliot Prize for The Drowned Book (Picador, 2007). 1993 – E. M. Forster Award. 1995 – Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) – Ghost Train. 2001 – Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) – Downriver. 2001 – Northern Writer of the Year Award. 2001 – T. S. Eliot Prize (shortlist) – Downriver.

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Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976’2001 . From the publisher: Sean O’Brien is widely acknowledged as one of the most gifted English poets now writing, and as a leading poet-critic. Cousin Coat represents the best introduction to one of the most significant English poets of the last thirty years.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Cousin Coat: Selected Poems, 1976 - 2001. Publisher: Picador, London. Publication Date: 2002. Book Condition: Near Fine. We maintain an impressive collection of rare, out-of-print, hard-to-find, as well as common, books. Visit Seller's Storefront. Terms of Sale: We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites.

Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976-2001 by Sean O'Brien 204pp, Picador, £. 9. It would be easy to caricature Sean O'Brien as the epitome of the bearded, northern, leftie poet, part of a radical movement intent on storming the literary bastions of middle-class privilege. He lives in Newcastle and writes poems about football and miners; he's a dedicated Hull City fan who has been happy to give journalists his opinion on Sven-Goran Eriksson's performance as England coach, praising the Swede's "studied dignity"

Sean O’Brien is widely acknowledged as one of the most gifted English poets now writing, and as a leading poet-critic.

Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976-2001 was published in 2002. O’Brien’s poems are full of social snapshots of England from his childhood in the 1950s onwards, but they developed increasingly a dream-like rather than documentary feel. Inferno, his verse version of Dante's Inferno, was published in 2006 and a new poetry collection, The Drowned Book, in 2007. The latter won the 2007 T. Eliot Prize. Indeed, as the political anger has mellowed – despite a few attempts, he has found it more difficult to satirize the Blairite Labour Government since 1997 – so darkly mythological elements have surfaced.

Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976?2001 (Paperback). Sean O'Brien (author). New And Selected Poems, Volume One. Mary Oliver.

Sean O'Brien is widely acknowledged as one of the most gifted English poets now writing, and as a leading poet-critic. Cousin Coat collects the best of O'Brien's work to date; long-time O'Brien aficionados will be grateful to have so much of the early work available again, while recent converts will be delighted to find that O'Brien's boisterous wit, intelligence and astonishing technical fluency were as much in evidence at the outset of his career as they are now. While some of O'Brien's mises en scene and dramatis personae have remained constant over the years - the urban dystopia, the train, the rain, the underground, the canal, the lugubrious procession of conductors, policemen, head teachers and detectives - their shadows have deepened with O'Brien's sense of their historicity and mythic power. His imaginative landscape has become impressively varied: as well as blackly paranoid fantasy and scabrous political critique, O'Brien's work now encompasses English pastoral, comic set-piece and metaphysical lyric, and shows a growing fascination with song-form and dramatic verse. Cousin Coat represents the best introduction to one of the most significant English poets of the last thirty years. `The bard of urban Britain' The Times `A collection which holds numerous satisfactions for anyone with a sense of humour and a political consciousness' Guardian on Ghost Train `The most invigorating new book of poems I've read this year' Sunday Telegraph on Downriver