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From the Word Go (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Drake, Nick

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Written by an award-winning author of The Man in the White Suit , this work explores the different meanings and implications which are packed into that small word - from departures on journeys in this world and beyond it, through expulsions from homes, places and relationships, t... read full description below.

ISBN 9781852247140
Barcode 9781852247140
Published 1 January 2008 by Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781852247140
ISBN-10 1852247142
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Imprint Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 January 2008
International Publication Date 22 February 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Drake, Nick
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 91g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Nick Drake's From the Word Go explores the different meanings and implications which are tightly packed into that small word - from departures on journeys in this world and beyond it, through expulsions from homes, places and relationships, to the possibilities of adventure and new discovery. At the heart of the book is a sequence describing the dying, death and afterlife of his father, an account of the struggles, fears, comedies, losses, and revelations of that final process of going out of this world. From the Word Go builds upon the considerable achievement of Nick Drake's award-winning first collection, The Man in the White Suit .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Subtle, funny and tremendously moving. He has an eye for the small detail as well as the big picture. These poems brilliantly evoke time and place' - Jackie Kay 'Nick Drake shows a talent for capturing the suffering and loneliness of people, and the instantaneousness of events...His Czech roots and friendships with AIDS victims add particularity and worldliness to his elegies and love poems' - Sarah Wardle, Poetry Review 'Culturally eclectic and socially engaged, The Man in the White Suit is exciting stuff...a highly effective wit with a serious agenda' - Peter Lawson, Times Literary Supplement

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Author's Bio

Nick Drake was born in 1961. He lives and works in London. His first book-length collection, The Man in the White Suit (Bloodaxe Books, 1999), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1999, and was selected for the Next Generation Poets promotion in 2004. From The Word Go was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2007. His recent projects include a stage adaptation of Philippe Petit's To Reach the Cloud; the screenplay for the Australian film Romulus, My Father, starring Eric Bana, which won Best Film at the Australian Film Awards; Success, a play for the National Theatre's Connections project; and a trilogy of historical novels (Nefertiti, shortlisted for CWA Best Historical Crime Novel, Tutankhamun and Egypt: The Book of Chaos). In September 2010 he was invited to join Cape Farewell's trip to the Arctic to explore climate change, and from that journey arose a commission from United Visual Artists to create poems and texts for their ground-breaking installation High Arctic at the National Maritime Museum (2011). Those poems, together with others inspired by the Arctic and its voices, are gathered in his collection The Farewell Glacier (Bloodaxe Books, 2012). His fourth collection, Out of Range, was published by Bloodaxe in 2018. He is also a screenwriter, and worked as a librettist in a collaboration with the composer Tansy Davies and director Deborah Warner on Between Worlds, an opera inspired by the events of 9/11 premiered by English National Opera at the Barbican Theatre in April 2015, winner of the 2016 British Composers Award for Stage Work. A new music theatre collaboration with Tansy Davies followed, Cave, performed at Printworks London in June 2018.

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