Released on 10 September 2015.
Roehampton Poetry Prize
After the success of Grain (shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, poetry's most prestigious international award) John Glenday returns with The Golden Mean.
Glenday's poetry - once something of a closely guarded secret - now has many devotees, and this new book shows why: Glenday's mastery of the short translucent lyric and his unashamed and direct concern with matters of the spirit, of love, of human nature and natural law - means he can often read as a Spanish or East European poet in immaculate translation. But for all its apparently weightless and aerodynamic grace, Glenday's poetry can be playful, experimental and occasionally even surreal, and his voice local and intimate.
The Golden Mean shows Glenday's full range, and a poet at the height of his imaginative powers.
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From John Glenday's The Golden Mean, winner of the Roehampton Poetry Prize 2016.
John Glenday's poetry collection, The Golden Mean, has won the 2016 Roehampton Poetry Prize.
We're delighted to announce that Ian Duhig, John Glenday and Kathleen Jamie have been shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize 2016.
From John Glenday’s collection The Golden Mean.
by John GlendayWhat is love if it is not an unravelling
against the dark? In the moonless field
between house and river, remember