Few first collections in recent years have made the impact of Kate Clanchy's award-winning Slattern, which gained her a reputation as a poet of great immediacy and wit.
In this new book her range is extended dramatically.
Samarkand is both a darker and a more sunlit collection than its predecessor.
Inside, the reader will find surreal elegies; love poems of every humour; grim episodes from colonial history and meditations on home and distance as well as some practical advice on having sex with angels -- all delivered with the effortless musicality of phrase and formal panache that are fast becoming Clanchy's trademarks.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 80 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 09/07/1999
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780330371940