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Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Natalie Pollard


This is the first book-length critical study of the contemporary British poet, Don Paterson. It includes eight essays by leading literary critics and writers. These explore the social, historical, and personal dimensions of Paterson's poetry and prose. The book relates Paterson's work to the classical, medieval, early modern, modernist, and contemporary voices that inform it. It analyses the literary qualities across Paterson's poetry and prose, from his sonnets to his long sequences, his aphorisms to his versions and translations. It considers Paterson as a figure actively negotiating his pla ... More

Keywords: Don Paterson, British poetry, literary criticism, British publishing, translation, contemporary poetry industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748669417
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natalie Pollard, editor
University of Reading

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Natalie Pollard

Part I Patterns and Paterson: Forms, Techniques, Histories

2 Golden Means

Hugh Haughton

3 No-Score Drawing

Edward Larrissy

5 Form in Poetry

An Interview between Don Paterson and Derek Attridge

Part II Poetry in its Place: Responses and Responsibilities

8 Hiding in Full View

Natalie Pollard

10 The Publishing of Poetry

An Interview between Don Paterson and Matthew Sperling