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The Late Sun by Christopher Reid

The Late Sun

Christopher Reid

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Category: Poetry, Non-fiction
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 5 Nov 2020
ISBN: 9780571360246

The new collection of poems from Christopher Reid.

5 stars out of 5
Kate Kellaway
20 Jan 2021

"a heartwarming collection in which older-and-wiser poet and child converge – in sun and shade."

Christopher Reid’s wonderful, calming new collection The Late Sun is a patchwork of sunlight and shade. The opening poem, Photography, set in a sunny restaurant before lunch, ends contemplatively:

What I can see and am smitten
by is a cool, square depth
of shadow and nuance,
fixed for an instant, an age.

...In several poems set in Greece and Spain, the holiday mood uplifts, offering a chance to bask in truant happiness. And even though the title poem, a contrived obituary to the sun, leans towards doom, it cannot extinguish a heartwarming collection in which older-and-wiser poet and child converge – in sun and shade.

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