Today's poem is "Prelude"
from The Sky Road

Salmon Poetry

Mark Granier's first collection, Airborne, was published in 2001. He was awarded an Arts Council Bursary in 2002 and the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize in 2004. The Sky Road continues to explore themes that emerged in the first collection — nature, death, art, love, travel — though here the road, both actual and metaphorical, is a central motif.

Books by Mark Granier: The Sky Road, Airborne

Other poems on the web by Mark Granier:
"On A Harley Parked Outside Waterstone's"
Three poems

Mark Granier's Blog.

About The Sky Road:

"Mark Granier's new collection brims with prizes by this seasoned practitioner of the lyric form. As in his previous collection, Airborne, these poems demonstrate an unfailing capacity for surprise, wonder and delight at the various world we move about in; this time the idiom emerges with additional resources, such as self-deprecating irony and stylistic aplomb. The poet has been honing a fresh blade with the last century’s masters and wields this new instrument with relish."
—Seán Lysaght

"These compact, carefully crafted poems are capable of packing a considerable charge. Whether writing about the natural world, the city and its phenomena or about relationships, Mark Granier weighs what he experiences with truthfulness, poise and an attractive sense of what language can do. Refusing to be hurried, he suggests by implication that the reader would do well to follow suit."
—Lawrence Sail

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