Today's poem is "Wilderness"
from A Move in the Weather

Enitharmon Press / Dufour Editions

Anthony Thwaite was born in 1930. He has been a university teacher in Japan and Libya, a BBC radio producer, literary editor of the Listener and New Statesman, and co-editor of Encounter (1973-85). He has published twelve books of poems, most recently Selected Poems 1956-1996. He co-edited the Penguin Book of Japanese Verse (first published 1964: revised edition 1998), and appeared in the first series of Penguin Modern Poets (1970). He has been the recipient of the Richard Hillary Memorial Prize, a Cholmondeley Award, and the O.B.E. for services to poetry.

About A Move in the Weather:

"[The poems] knit together, almost as a mosaic, and the book has a consistent tone which is elegiac but also delightfully physical."
—Peter Porter

"He gets even better as he grows older."
—P.J. Kavanagh

"Very intelligent, also witty, with a wide stretch of subject-matter and a great boldness."
—Anthony Burgess

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