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The Path to the Sea

The Path to the Sea

by Thomas A. Clark

Thomas A Clark is highly-regarded as a minimalist Romantic poet whose work is consistently attentive to form and to the experience of walking in the landscape.

He returns again and again to the lonely terrain of the Highlands and Islands as a starting point, treating the finished book as imaginative space, the page a framing device around an image or a phrase, the turning of pages a revelation or delay. His poetry is intensely lyrical, with every detail, every observation pared down to its quintessence so that there is not a single wasted word.

This long-awaited collection will be welcomed by all those with an interest in the contemporary British pastoral tradition.

Clark recommends the world to us with a strenuous intelligence, humorous quietness, and a practical self-effacing courage.

Clive Bush

Throughout the volume Clark's presentation of the Scottish Highlands is intriguing and skilful. ... a very attractive piece.

Robert Nisbet, Roundyhouse 19, 2006

...A talent of high order... a predominantly imagist style... There is much movement and the sharp, evocative images are allowed to do the work.

Stella Stocker, Weyfarers 100

100 pages
ISBN 1-904614-22-1
Published October 2005

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