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Be Seated, Thou
Poems 1989-1998
Dannie Abse

Sheep Meadow
2000 • 136 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-878818-83-6

For sale in the US and its dependencies only

"Welsh, Jewish, socialist, physician, author of some 20 books, and editor of several poetry anthologies, Abse is a man of culture . . . Warm, amusing, profound, and varied verse . . . Extraordinary." —Booklist

A contemporary Welsh poet's newest collection

Dannie Abse, the great Welsh poet, is clearly in the devil's party: his work has a cauterizing honesty and a clear and lyrical beauty that serves his and our humanity. Like William Carlos Williams and John Keats, Abse is a medical doctor who deals with life and death with the steady hand of one who is especially familiar with them, as if they were fellow citizens. Of course his practice here is song and not medicine, and that song wounds and heals and wounds again. This is a collection of mostly new poems with helpful selections of his early work. Abse has written over twenty books, including the poetry collections Arcadia, One Mile, and White Coat, Purple Coat, and the novel Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve.

DANNIE ABSE was born in Wales in 1925. He spent many years as a chest specialist in a London teaching hospital. He has published some 20 books, including four novels and a memoir. This book holds his two most recent books, On the Evening Road and Arcadia, One Mile.

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