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Poems Iain Banks

Poems By Iain Banks

Poems by Iain Banks


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Summary

The collected poetry of Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod

Poems Summary

Poems by Iain Banks

Iain Banks is celebrated as a novelist and science fiction writer. It is less well known that his first published work was the poem '041', in New Writing Scotland in 1983. Like the poems that appeared within his novels, this was selected from the many he had written between 1973 and 1981.

Banks took his poetry seriously and worked on it assiduously, but showed it mostly to friends. He first thought of publishing his poetry late in 2012, though insisted it be a joint collection with his life-long friend Ken MacLeod. The two writers were working on this project when Banks learned of his terminal diagnosis, and continued thereafter. He made his final revisions just days before his death.

Readers of Iain Banks' novels will find in the poems a further affirmation of the humane, sceptical and clear-eyed sensibility that informed all his work, shot through as ever with a dry wit that continues to disturb and delight.

Ken MacLeod edited and introduces this collection.

Poems Reviews

[Banks's] verse is angry and rough, with phrases punctuated to smithereens; it truly lives * Sunday Telegraph *
Experimental and angry, studded with sex and violence, puns, myths, gods and apocalyptic warfare. There's space for beauty too * Telegraph *
Striking images and sharp insights . . . a chance to watch a writer come into being . . . [Macleod's] style is more typically reminiscent of Auden or MacNeice * Scotsman *

About Iain Banks

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels. Iain Banks died in June 2013. Ken MacLeod was born on the Isle of Lewis and now lives in Gourock, Scotland. He has a postgraduate degree in biomechanics and worked for some years in IT. Since 1997 he has been a full-time writer. He is the author of seventeen novels, from The Star Fraction (1995) to The Corporation Wars (2018), and many articles and short stories. He has won three BSFA awards and three Prometheus Awards, and been short-listed for the Clarke and Hugo Awards. He was a Writer in Residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum at Edinburgh University, and Writer in Residence for the MA Creative Writing course at Edinburgh Napier University. Ken MacLeod's blog is The Early Days of a Better Nation http://kenmacleod.blogspot.com His twitter feed is @amendlocke

Additional information

GOR008026232
9781408705872
1408705877
Poems by Iain Banks
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
20150216
176
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