Poetry. Tom Pickard's poems are by turns erotic and political, pastoral and urban, and make use of everyday speech with formal inventiveness and sophistication. Since High On the Walls (1967), he has written six books of poetry, and this career-spanning volume is his first in America. "Song sings itself in these poems. Their heart is clarity, spoken. Why shouldn't the music lead and the heart follow—and mind be the wonder of their witness? This is a great poetry made of such common life, each word a step along the way"—Robert Creeley. With collages by Tom Raworth.
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Born in 1946, Tom Pickard grew up in the working-class suburbs of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. In addition to his work on documentary films, he is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, including FIENDS FELL (Flood Editions, 2017), Winter Migrants (Carcanet, 2016), BALLAD OF JAMIE ALLAN (Flood Editions, 2007), and THE DARK MONTHS OF MAY (Flood Editions, 2004).Author City: LONDON UNK