Stones and Stars
Paul Murray






The reissue, in a single volume, of Paul Murray's two much-admired Dedalus collections, The Absent Fountain (1992) and These Black Stars (2003).

Paul Murray’s third and fourth collections of poems, The Absent Fountain (1992) and These Black Stars (2003) are still much sought after and admired: the precision and economy of the language is exemplary, its concentrated focus well suited for the task in hand. Murray’s is a mystical journey, informed by the vocabulary and symbols of the spiritual quest, and he regularly engages the reader – and indeed God – in dialogue, drawing us into an exploration of memory and desire, of dream, darkness and rebirth. The closing poem, paradoxically entitled “Beginning”, at once celebrates and challenges: “I have come through / after all. I have a new / dawn on my shoulders.”

READ Three poems by Paul Murray HERE

ISBN 1 906614 71 3
216 x 140 mm / 5.5" x 8.5"
150 pp
01 March 2013

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