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Will Stone - Glaciation

Published 2015. Paperback, 80p, 8.5 x 5.5ins. 2nd edition.
ISBN 9781848614581. [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]
 
Winner of the Glen Dimplex Poetry Award
 
‘Stone has a definite flair for the striking image and, taken one by one, his jarring visions of a profligate civilisation trapped in a fatally debased environment are rawly compelling.’
—Sarah Crown, The Guardian
 
‘Will Stone has created a collection of poems here of oblique and uncomfortable beauty, in which he has managed to successfully capture the dislocation and bewilderment felt in the modern era confronted with the ever accelerating decline of the natural world.
Sometimes you read collections that in their ambition and concerns alert the mind to the possibility of obtaining a new perspective  on what else is being written all around us and this book is such a collection…’ —Paul Stubbs, The Wolf 
 
‘At his best, Stone is a poet of place, but of place etherealised and clouded over by a relationship between landscape and emotion that is no less powerful for being tenuous.
Stone is the author of a book on the singer-songwriter Nick Drake, all of which helps to create an unusual if oddly consistent set of cultural bearings for his poems to open out into: melancholy, suggestion, moments of bile barely swallowed back, and a peculiar form of perpetual woundedness that gives these poems their unmistakable timbre.’
—Patrick McGuinness, Poetry Wales
 
‘The title poem elaborates with frightening savagery on Shelley’s Mont Blanc, and throughout the volume it is clear that Stone has, as poets must, thoroughly absorbed poetic tradition in order to produce a new voice that, while it owes almost nothing to what has come before, is nonetheless entirely original.’ —Simon Darragh, The London Magazine
 
‘This is a book I will return to again and again in order to remind myself of how inventive with language Stone is and how invigorating it can be to look at things with such searing honesty.’ —Alyson Hallett, Poetry Salzburg Review

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