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God's Gift to Women

God's Gift to Women (Paperback)

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After the huge success of Nil Nil (a Poetry Book Society Choice and winner of the Forward Prize best first collection), Don Paterson's second collection was impatiently awaited. His readers were not disappointed. In God's Gift to Women, straight autobiography mixes with invention, exaggeration, technical dazzle and sheer cheek to produce a book quite unlike any other.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 03/01/1998 ISBN-13: 9780571177622  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. His previous poetry collections include Nil Nil, God's Gift to Women, Landing Light and Rain. He has also published two books of aphorism, as well as translations of Antonio Machado and Rainer Maria Rilke. His poetry has won many awards, including the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Costa Poetry Award, and all three Forward Prizes; he is currently the only poet to have won the T. S. Eliot Prize twice. He was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2009. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the English Association and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and is currently Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews. Since 1997 he has been poetry editor at Picador Macmillan, and he also works as a jazz musician and composer. He lives in Edinburgh.

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