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Out of the Cold Blue

Authors: Richard McKane

Published by Hearing Eye

ISBN: 9781905082322

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Selected Poems 1967-1999

These selected poems of Richard McKane, written from the mid-1960s to the turn of the century, amplify and vastly expand his first book Amphora for Metaphors (1993).

This collection is a companion volume to Poet for Poet (mainly translations), also published by Hearing Eye and chosen by Helen Bamber OBE on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.

"Richard McKane's arrival has been long delayed, but now he steps into the rather crowded ranks of the most brilliant poets of the last twenty years or more. His poems are faultlessly alive, so fully worked out."
Peter Levi

Richard McKane was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1947. In 1978, he was the first non-US citizen to be awarded the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University as a writer. As a translator from Russian and Turkish, he has published books with Bloodaxe Books, Anvil Press and Arc Publications. The first collection of his own poetry, Amphora for Metaphors, was published in New York and London in 1993 and his Turkey: Poems was published bilingually in Istanbul. Whilst continuing to translate, he also works as an interpreter at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, in London.
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