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Selected Poems


176 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 3/4

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: September 2007

ISBN 9781854114396

Rights: US, CA, LAM, SAM & CAR

Seren (Sep 2007)

Price: $19.95


The newest volume selects pieces from each of the poet's seven books of poetry and spans the poet's career, from his early work inspired by Seamus Heaney and his sense of form and feeling for the natural world, to later pieces that showcase the distinctive style Mort developed over time. The poetry utilizes a sharp eye for detail, an acute grasp of character, and the ability to evoke affecting atmosphere and situation to great effect. This compilation functions as both a satisfying collection of poetry and as a vantage point for observing the development of an artist.


"No one could call Mort's work flashy in its appeal. It arises from a steady, scrupulous concentration on its subjects and a refusal to yield seriousness to effect. Time, place, relationships, tremors of change and unease make up much of his material. These are some of the staples of Poetry, but Mort's quiet sense of the dramatic refreshes them, while a presiding background debate between hope and experience gives them a slow-release power to make the reader a re-reader." —Ruth Padel and Sean O'Brien, PBS Bulletin

Author Biography

Graham Mort is the author of Into the Ashes: Poems, A Night on the Lash, and Sky Burial. His first collection of poems, A Country on Fire, received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors, and Circular Breathing was a Poetry Book Society recommendation.