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Gift Horses Simon Rae

Gift Horses By Simon Rae

Gift Horses by Simon Rae


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A collection of poems from the winner of the National Poetry Competition. From the dangerously unreliable mounts of the title poem running amok on the race-course through equally dangerous encounters with a bruiser in a bar, to studies of torturers, rapists and unwitting arsonists, these poems explore the darker side of human behaviour.

Gift Horses Summary

Gift Horses by Simon Rae

Gift Horses is the first full collection of poems from National Poetry Competition winner, Simon Rae. While exhibiting all the sharpness of his topical satires, these poems display an exuberant and sometimes shocking extension of his poetic range. From the dangerously unreliable mounts of the title poem running amok on the race-course through equally dangerous encounters with a bruiser in a bar, Saddam Hussein and a ship's captain with a gun and a grudge, to studies of torturers, rapists and unwitting arsonists, Rae's poems explore the darker side of human behaviour. He also writes powerfully about love, infidelity, loss and morality. Gift Horses concludes with his National Poetry Prize poem, 'Believed', a witty and poignant meditation on the elusiveness of identity.

About Simon Rae

Simon Rae won the National Poetry Competition in 1999, having twice been a runner-up. He has also won a major Gregory Award and a Southern Arts Literature Bursary. For ten years he wrote a regular topical poem for the Guardian. Rae presented Radio 4's Poetry Please for five years. His poems have appeared in a variety of publications including the TLS, Observer, New Statesman, Poetry Review and London Magazine. He has held Royal Literary Fund fellowships at both Warwick and Oxford Brookes universities and was also poet in residence at Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

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GOR011003845
9781904634294
190463429X
Gift Horses by Simon Rae
Used - Good
Paperback
Enitharmon Press
20060831
56
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