The World Before Snow

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Carcanet Press Limited, 2015 - Poetry - 77 pages
In 2013, Tim Liardet met an American poet during a blizzard in Boston and the two began an immediate, life-transforming love affair. The World Before Snow was the result. In a book of passionate extremes, the self-portrait-- itself reinvented--documents the ways in which a very particular species of love can allow for the rediscovery of identity, as all fragments of persona put forth to the world are stripped down to expose the raw self.

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About the author (2015)

Tim Liardet has published seven full collections of poetry. His third collection, Competing with the Piano Tuner, was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and his fourth, To the God of Rain, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. He has reviewed poetry for the Guardian, Poetry Review and PN Review and has been Poet-in-Residence at the Guardian. His fifth collection The Blood Chair, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the 2006 T S Eliot Prize.

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