Michael Hulse's moving new collection is a quest for the meaning of home. These are meditations on the parents and childhood God he has lost, the national legacies of England and Germany he was born into, and the discovery of home through love. The marriage of imaginative scope and emotional directness that Sean O'Brien observed in Michael Hulse's writing has never been so compellingly displayed as in these poems. Tender, venturesome, charged with intellectual energy, The Secret History is eloquent testimony to Hulse's technical virtuosity, and shows a poet at the height of his powers.
ISBN: 978-1-906570-24-8 (pbk), 978-1-906570-25-5 (hbk)
Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm
Published October 2010