University of St Andrews Professor of Poetry and T.S. Eliot Prize
winning poet, Don Paterson, will join us this autumn for his latest
collection _The Arctic_. Two years since his previous collection
_Zonal_, we are delighted that Don can join us again in the bookshop
for what is sure to be a encapsulating night.
In this new collection from Don Paterson, ‘The Arctic’ is the bar
frequented in the backstreet of a post-apocalyptic world. Under its
echoey aegis are gathered poems about men and women, polemical
responses to a pandemic, microdot poems, odes to dogs, to movies and
the male anatomy, and, in the chill undertow, a series of poems that
mourn the poet’s musician father. By turn, urgent, railing, tender,
these are poems for our times, by one of our most celebrated and
formally adventurous poets.