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The Drowned Book ❴BOOKS❵ ✸ The Drowned Book Author Sean O'Brien – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk From one of England's most established poets comes a new collection of poems filled with scabrous wit and lyric assurance that are just as sharp as his five previous award winning collections Most rec From one of England's most established poets comes a new collection of poems filled with scabrous wit and lyric assurance that are just as sharp as his five previous award winning collections Most recently O’Brien’s Down River won the Forward Prize for Best Collection making him the only poet to have won the Forward Prize twice.


10 thoughts on “The Drowned Book

  1. Edward O& Edward O& says:

    Having long ago struggled with O’Brien’s poetry and mentally filed him away alongside Geoffrey Hill as one of those “difficult but important” poets it was a surprise to find so much simply enjoyable in his 2007 collection The Drowned Book one of only two books to have won both the TS Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize An elegiac mix of dream memory and history it is as much infused with the traditions of sardonic Northern English verse as it is with Dante’s Inferno a translation of which he published at around the same time Death and decay are never far away but nor is humour and a sense of the absurd In ‘Eating the Salmon of Knowledge from a Tin’ flooded childhood streets


  2. Jane Holland Jane Holland says:

    Sean O'Brien's latest collection makes superb reading It's a dark but very human book dealing with death and intimations of the afterlife With luminous nostalgia and a dry understated wit it looks back to the poet's past and forward into the unknown A book of elegies deeply etched character studies of places as well as people and poems of reinitiation


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