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Misadventure

Richard Meier

Misadventure won the inaugural Picador Poetry Prize, and is Richard Meier’s first collection. Misadventure is a book about what we learn, and what we refuse to learn: although Meier’s poems are often deceptively quiet in their address, the reader will soon discover a poet capable of illuminating the darkest corners of our lives by the very lightest of touches, and an ear simultaneously attuned to the lyric poem and the cadence of real speech. The collection also contains some disarmingly tender poetry on the experience of fatherhood. Misadventure is about all the hope and hopelessness lurking just below the surface of things, in our rooms, tables, coats and gardens – and leaves them enriched and strange, under the transforming eye of a fine new talent.

Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 978144720846401
Published: 28/03/2012

Richard Meier

Richard Meier

Richard Meier lives in north London with his wife, daughter and son. Misadventure is his first book.

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