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Beyond This Dark House (2003) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

For those familiar with Guy Gavriel Kay's masterful novels, the poems in Beyond This Dark House will resonate for their linguistic and emotional nuances and their mythological allusions, echoing and illuminating themes of his fiction.

Readers of contemporary poetry will be captivated by the subtle craft and emotional power of these poems. Some are ironic and austere, slyly tracing the interplay of writer and world, present and past; others are sensual, even erotic, charting the mercurial but abiding nature of passion - in love, in language, in history - and the equally mutable but enduring nature of loss. These are poems that map the terrains of intimacy and longing, of love and absence, that track geographical distances, and emotional ones, and those imposed by death. There are poems exploring the "obligatory distance" demanded by art, and others shaped by love that informs the very landscape, and the sections of the book cast these paradoxes into vivid, challenging relief.

Luminously written and deeply compelling, the poems in Beyond This Dark House demonstrate brilliantly the intellectual and emotional engagement of a writer at the pinnacle of his art.


  • Night Drive: Elegy
  • Crystals
  • No Strings
  • Other Women, and You
  • Ransacked
  • Windrise
  • A Carpet
  • On the Balcony
  • A Northern Man
  • Initiation
  • West Hanney Churchyard
  • Wine
  • Northumbria
  • Tintagel
  • Re-reading over Sir John's Hill
  • Morning After
  • If I Should Fly Across the Sea Again
  • Taut
  • Following
  • The Last Woman I Loved
  • Specifically
  • A Narrow Escape
  • In His Arms
  • Another Country
  • Avalon
  • Too Far
  • After the Ball
  • Guinevere at Almesbury
  • At the Root of Her Tree
  • Goddess
  • Being Orpheus
  • This Falling Tower
  • This Truth
  • Medea
  • Various Things
  • Hades and Kore
  • Malvolio
  • The Refinements
  • At the Death of Pan
  • Hero
  • Cain: The Stones
  • Psyche
  • Heartcoil
  • In the Morning
  • Green Breaks
  • Power Failure
  • Shalott
  • Night Call
  • November Song
  • The Bay
  • Lunch at the Gallery
  • Her Own Excellence
  • Kol Nodre
  • And Diving
  • Reunion
  • Annotation
  • Hereabouts
  • Beyond This Dark House
  • A Few Leaves
  • The Guardians
  • Naiad
  • Finding Day

Original title: Beyond This Dark House
Original languages: English


Genre: PoetryVerse

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Beyond This Dark House (2003)
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Language: English

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Beyond This Dark House (2003)

ISBN: 0143013785

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