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The Rain and The Glass: 99 Poems, New and Selected

Robert Nye

 

 

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The Rain and the Glass contains all the poems Nye has written since his Collected Poems of 1995, together with his own selection from that volume. An introduction, telling the story of his poetic beginnings, affirms Nye's unfashionable belief in inspiration, as well as defining that quality of unforced truth which distinguishes the best of his work: "I have spent my life trying to write poems, but the poems gathered here came mostly when I was not."

 

About the author:

When Robert Nye's first poems were published, G.S. Fraser declared in the Times Literary Supplement: "Here is a proper poet, though it is hard to see how the larger literary public (greedy for flattery of their own concerns) could be brought to recognise that. But other proper poets - how many of them are left? - will recognise one of themselves." Since then Nye has become known to a large public for his novels, especially Falstaff (1976), winner of the Hawthornden Prize and The Guardian Fiction Prize, and The Late Mr Shakespeare (1998). But his true vocation has always been poetry, and it is as a poet that he is best known to his fellow poets. "Nye is the inheritor of a poetic tradition that runs from Donne and Ralegh to Edward Thomas and Robert Graves," wrote James Aitchison in 1990, while the critic Gabriel Josipovici has described him as "one of the most interesting poets writing today, with a voice unlike that of any of his contemporaries."

Robert Nye Feature

 

132  pages

ISBN: 978-1-871551-41-9

Greenwich Exchange Category: Poetry

Series: None

 

 

Other books by Robert Nye published by Greenwich Exchange:

An Almost Dancer (paperback edition)

An Almost Dancer (hardback edition)

 

Reviews

 

Here is a proper poet, though it is hard to see how the larger literary public (greedy for flattery and its own concerns) could be brought to recognise that. But other proper poets - how many of them are left - will recognise one of themselves.

G.S. Fraser, Times Literary Supplement

 

Nye is the inheritor of a poetic tradition that runs from Donne adn Ralegh to Edward Thomas and Robert Graves ...

James Aitchison

 

... one of the most interesting poets writing today, with a voice unlike that of any of his contemporaries.

Gabriel Josipovici