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The poems in this collection are concerned with the moods and forces that shape and destroy life. At the book's core, themes of silence, restlessness, loss, and growth form a patterned sequence, while images of birds, water, and darkness elegize both the personal and the historic. A Christ of the Ice-Floes, Wevill's second book, is highly evolved and full of heavy, sensitive poems that foreshadow an inimitable body of work.
David Wevill is a poet, translator, and editor whose work has been awarded with an Arts Council Book Prize, the Richard Hillary Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper's, The Listener, The Observer, The Spectator, and on the BBC. He lives in Austin, Texas.
"Wevill structures his free verse easily but meticulously into images as concrete as those of Keats and as mystic as those of Blake. . . . Each poem presents a multiplicity of sense perceptions, apparently unconnected until the reader is struck by a total experience that really needs no explanation. In its immediacy of form and imagery Wevill's poetry is of a very high order."