Swithering

Swithering

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WINNER OF THE 2006 FORWARD PRIZE

In Scots, the verb 'swither' has two meanings: to be doubtful, to waver, to be in two minds; and to appear in shifting forms - indeterminate and volatile. From disarmingly direct poems about the end of childhood to erotically charged lyrics about the ends of desire, Robertson's powerful third collection is stalked and haunted by both senses. Hard-edged, pitch-perfect, effortlessly various, Swithering is a book of brave and black romance, locating its voice in that space where great change is an ever-present possibility.

Swithering has just won the Forward Prize for Best Collection and is also shortlisted for this year’s T.S. Eliot Prize.

About Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. His four collections of poetry have received the E. M. Forster Award and various Forward Prizes.

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Books by Robin Robertson

Sailing the Forest
Sailing the Forest
Hill of Doors
Hill of Doors
The Wrecking Light
The Wrecking Light
A Painted Field
A Painted Field
Slow Air
Slow Air