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On Purpose
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On Purpose (Paperback)

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Laird's debut collection, To a Fault (2005), signalled the arrival of a significant new talent, 'doing more, in its range and ambition,' wrote Deryn Rees-Jones in the Independent, 'than any first collection I can think of in at least the last ten years.' On Purpose confirms the promise of that first book and shows the author hitting new and yet more athletic strides.



Blending tones of assurance and delicacy, of confidence and vulnerability, On Purpose is a collection of poems that takes care and consideration in examining the often brutal arena of human relations, concluding with a mercurial and affecting sequence about a marriage, which takes, as its point of departure, that most influential of military treatise, The Art of War.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 16/08/2007 ISBN-13: 9780571237388  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nick Laird was born in 1975 in Co. Tyrone. He has lived in Warsaw, Boston and London, and now lives in Rome. His first collection, To a Fault, was published by Faber and Faber in 2005. His debut novel, Utterly Monkey (2005), won the Betty Trask Prize.

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