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Selected poems

Selected poems

Clanchy, Kate, 1965- author

Kate Clanchy's 'Selected Poems' gathers together poetry from her three prize-winning collections, 'Slattern', 'Samarkand', and 'Newborn'

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Picador, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Kate Clanchy
ISBN: 1447263448, 9781447263449
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 116 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Literature.
Uniform Title: Poems. Selections


  1. Slattern.
  2. Samarkand.
  3. Newborn.

Author note

In addition to the three award-winning poetry collections represented here, Slattern, Samarkand, and Newborn, Kate Clanchy writes for radio and is the author of the much acclaimed Antigona and Me, a memoir, and Meeting the English, a Costa Prize short-listed novel. In 2009 she won the BBC National Short Story Prize, and The Not Dead and the Saved, a collection of stories, is forthcoming from Picador. Kate Clanchy was born and grew up in Scotland, but now lives in Oxford where she was the first City Poet. She is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University, and teaches in her local school.

Back cover copy

Kate Clanchy's Selected Poems gathers together poetry from her three prize-winning collections, Slattern, Samarkand, and Newborn. Clanchy's poems are about men and boys, school and home, the foreign and the familiar, and the grand adventure of parenthood - but above all about love, in all its forms. Kate Clanchy's poems are much broadcast, translated, and anthologized; they are read at weddings, taught in classrooms, and passed from hand to hand. Her Selected Poems shows why: for those new to her work, this book is the perfect introduction to a witty, lyrical, keen-eyed, and truly accessible poet. Long-term fans will be delighted to find Clanchy's very best work gathered together in a single volume.

'Kate Clanchy . . . writes about what we know in such a way that we come to know it better, more sharply, in better colours' Helen Dunmore