James Lasdun

December 20, 2012

Water Sessions

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“Water Sessions is a collection of fine psychological acuity and astringent beauty” -Adam Newey The Guardian

“The Skaters, a sweeping tale of punctured naivety in the face of life’s vicissitudes, is alone worth the price of entry. It Isn’t Me will doubtless illicit a pang of recognition from many readers; Blues for Samson, a candid but measured take on the capricious male libido, also deserves mention. In their reflective patter, formal dexterity, serio-comic tones and depth of feeling, these are the stand-out poems in an excellent book. -Ben Wilkinson TLS

“Subtle and thoughtful” -Fiona Sampson, The Independent

James Lasdun more than more than justified the decade-long wait for his fourth collection with the darkly witty Water Sessions -The Guardian, Best Poetry 2012

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