Widely acknowledged as one of Europe’s foremost writers, Brian Patten’s love poems have earned him recognition far and wide. Truthful and tender, profoundly aware of the possibility of magic and the miraculous, these poems are beautiful, informed and, even at their darkest moments, filled with courage and hope. Alongside old favourites, this edition will contain a selection of new and hitherto unpublished poems. A must for lovers and poetry lovers everywhere this February.
Reviews of Collected Love Poems
Praise for Brian Patten:
‘A magical ability to turn radiant imagination loose…’ The Times
‘Patten composes rhapsodies and lamentations to the terrible beauty of human love.’ Literary Review
‘The master-poet of his genre, the one one continually and successfully to ring true.’ Tribune
‘He thinks and feels ferociously.’ Listener