Robin Robertson A Painted Field: Poems

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A Painted Field: Poems

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In these forty-two poems, Robin Robertson demonstrates an astonishing range of style and concerns, in a voice that is utterly original. Whether he is rendering a dramatic new version of Ovid ("The Flaying of Marsyas") or celebrating the ambiguous pleasures of food ("Artichoke"), Robertson's poetry is always lucid, sensuous, and compelling. These are poems that speak of the wounds of memory, the implacable coupling of desire and loss, the fugitive nature of things. Elegant and profound, A Painted Field has proved a stunning debut.

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ROBIN ROBERTSON is a 30-year veteran food writer, cooking teacher, and chef specializing in vegan and vegetarian cooking.  She is the author of 20 vegetarian or vegan cookbooks, including Vegan Planet and 1,000 Vegan Recipes, and is a regular columnist for VegNews magazine and VegCooking.com. She operates a vegan-focused website and blog at RobinRobertson.com and lives in Virginia.

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With a voice, at times characteristically Scottish and consistently clear, Robertson's first collection is mature, demonstrating a surprisingly un-egocentric approach that evokes numerous poetic landscapes, voices, and varying forms and techniques. From lyrics to compact narratives, Robertson explores the fragile beauty of his country and of human life. Robertson's collection is nicely balanced in both upbeat and distressing content, tight and lengthy forms, and past and present focuses. It clearly shows the thoughtful realm that this sensitive and sophisticated writer inhabits. Alhough some contemporary poetry becomes either inaccessibly academic or self-consciously biographical, Robertson's work remains poised between those two extremes. A Painted Field is perfectly suited to the novice and experienced poetry reader alike. Janet St. John

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