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Bevel

Bevel

William Letford

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Bevel is William Letford’s first book, but his poems have already earned him a large following thanks to his brilliant performances and through Carcanet’s New Poetries V anthology. Letford makes poems from the rhythms of speech and the stuff of daily life: work and love, seasons and cities, and his writing is alive with the wonder and comedy of the mundane. Bevel is filled with voices – ‘an he says / A love the summer / it’s hoat / ye kin wear yer shoarts...’ – and with the knowledge that becomes engrained in the body: ‘The weight of a drill. The texture of rust.’

Letford works as a roofer, a trade that gives him a particular perspective on life at ground level. ‘Be prepared,’ he writes: pay attention to the moment, know which way to fall. His poems are sure and strong, the words dance.

'The pleasure I have gained from William Letford's poems... will, I am confident, stay with me for ever.' Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian

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Author William Letford
Publisher Carcanet
Publication date 1 Sep 2012
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781847771926

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