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Slow Air (2002) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Strongly rooted in the wonders of the natural world, this collection of poems strikes a balance along the mind's boundaries, looking outward and inward. Combining a cool gaze with a precise clarity of expression, the verse is muscular and delicate, spare and musical. From "that net of birds / that moves / unloosened / under bridges at dusk" to "the sea / wrecking itself against the rocks," Robertson is a master of evocative depiction. Filled with an irrepressible zest for life, he traces the arc of loss, the search for grace, and the radiance and shadows of life with a subtlety that is at once exhilarating and sensual.


  • Apart
  • Head Over Heals
  • Wedding the Locksmith's Daughter
  • The Language of Birds
  • Maroon, Over Black on Red
  • Nightdriving
  • The Oven Man
  • March, Lewisboro
  • Hanging Fire
  • Maryculter, 1972
  • Break
  • Raising the Paint
  • Tryst
  • Exposure
  • The Harbour Wife
  • False Spring
  • The Wood of the Suicides
  • Anxiety #2
  • Anxiety #3
  • Anxiety #5
  • The Larches of Zernikow
  • From the Jardin des Plantes
  • Itamai-San
  • The Thermal Image
  • Dream of the Huntress
  • Vanity Song
  • Asterion and the God
  • At Kaikoura
  • These Days
  • Underground
  • Dead Sheep in Co. Derry
  • The Long Home
  • Waking Late
  • Dead Wood
  • Balsam Lake, Ontario
  • Making the Green One Red
  • Sorrows
  • Waves
  • To the Island
  • Curve
  • Hide
  • Fluid
  • Natural History
  • Fall

Original title: Slow Air
Original languages: English


Genre: PoetryVerse

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