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Blaze a Vanishing and

The Tall Skies (De Höga Himlarna) (2013)



Captive Dragons / Shadow Thorns

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Giving Light - Waterloo Sampler No. 2 (2003)



Alan Morrison A Tapestry of Absent Sitters (2009)

Staggeringly marvellous. This book has all that poetry needs: the voice, the rhythm, the passion. Absolutely fantastic.
 Barry Tebb

A Tapestry of Absent Sitters is an advance on The Mansion Gardens. It is, like its predecessor, full of what I've come to regard as 'Alan Morrison-ism' - certain verbal characteristics, certain ways of using language in a very personal way.
Norman Buller

 ‘A Stone's Throw’ is very, very strong. It comes, I think, from the same territory as Auden’s 'The Shield of Achilles'.
Kevin Saving

...a young and talented poet and one who can move our sense of pity and sorrow in the manner of Hardy
 William Oxley, The London Magazine

Morrison is an out of the ordinary writer... a creative and thoughtful poet seeking to enrich the language
 Gwilym Williams, Pulsar


ISBN 978-1-906742-04-1



Alan Morrison’s poetry first appeared in the First Edition Asham Award anthology Don’t Think of Tigers (The Do Not Press, 2001).

He is author of the highly regarded verse play Picaresque
and three critically acclaimed poetry volumes: The Mansion Gardens (Paula Brown, 2006), A Tapestry of Absent Sitters (Waterloo, 2009; shortlisted for the Purple Patch Best Volume 2010), and Keir Hardie Street (Smokestack, 2010; nominated for the Tillie Olsen Award; recorded to CD by acclaimed actor Michael Jayston).

Morrison is editor of polemical literary webzine the Recusant
(www.therecusant.org.uk). His poetry and literary essays have most recently appeared in The London Magazine and Stand.

A fifth volume, Blaze a Vanishing, is forthcoming in early 2012.


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