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To a Fault

To a Fault In this impressive debut Nick Laird explores the sharp edge of relationships from the intimacy of lovers to the brutality of political violence Journeying between his native Ulster and his adopted L

  • Title: To a Fault
  • Author: Nick Laird
  • ISBN: 9780571223824
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this impressive debut, Nick Laird explores the sharp edge of relationships, from the intimacy of lovers to the brutality of political violence Journeying between his native Ulster and his adopted London, he balances ideas of home and flight, the need for belonging and the need to remain outside Formally deft, rhetorically fresh, these poems never shy from difficult chIn this impressive debut, Nick Laird explores the sharp edge of relationships, from the intimacy of lovers to the brutality of political violence Journeying between his native Ulster and his adopted London, he balances ideas of home and flight, the need for belonging and the need to remain outside Formally deft, rhetorically fresh, these poems never shy from difficult choices, exploring cruelty and vengeance wherever they may be found in love, in work and against political backdrops But these are brave, resolute writings that resist despair at all times, affirming instead the need to rebuild and to right oneself, to dust down and carry on.

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    About "Nick Laird"

    1. Nick Laird

      Nick Laird was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1975 He read English Literature at Cambridge University, and then worked for several years as a lawyer specializing in international litigation He is the author of two novels, Utterly Monkey and Glover s Mistake, and two collections of poetry, To A Fault and On Purpose A new volume of poetry, Go Giants, is forthcoming from Faber in January 2013 Laird has won many awards for his fiction and poetry, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize, the Betty Trask Prize, the Rupert and Eithne Strong award, a Somerset Maugham award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize He has published poetry and essays in many journals including the New Yorker, the London Review of Books and the New York Review of Books, and wrote a column on poetry for two years for the Guardian newspaper He has taught at Columbia University, Manchester University and Barnard College.

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    1. I found Laird difficult to decipher and connect with, at times, but was often struck with a particularly strong image and phrasing, e.g one that reminded me of T.S. Eliot's "In the room the women come and go/ Talking of Michelangelo" (The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock) for its rhythm:"And you, you pad from the bathroom to Gershwin,/ gentled with freckles and moisturized curves,/ still dripping, made new, singing your footprints/ as they singe the wood floor,/ perfect in grammar and posture"(rem [...]


    2. I love this, I love this.My friend presented me with the stanzas to his poem "Aubade" last summer, and since then the lines have been stuck in my head. Recently, after finding none of his poetry online, I decided to purchase To a Fault.Laird's poetry is beautiful, lyrical, absolutely and simplistically haunting. He makes everyday life and occurrences gorgeous. A lot of it is up to interpretation, pure unadulterated emotion presented on a platter of carefully constructed word flow and imagery.His [...]


    3. There are a few really luminous poems in this collection, but I had a hard time connecting with a lot of it. I found myself simply carrying it back and forth to work without every really feeling like I wanted to crack it open.


    4. Intelligent and insightful, yet simple. A gorgeous collection of work by an artist that combines grand vision with tender humanity.



    5. Brilliant poetry. Combines a glimpse of Irish culture with traditional philosophy and abstract thinking. Intend on rereading a few more times for full absorption.


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