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 Thomas Blackburn Selected Poems
Edited with an introduction by Julia Blackburn

‘This thing of darkness I acknowledge mine’ Shakespeare, 'The Tempest'

In his early poetry Thomas Blackburn (1916-1977) often used the transforming power of myth to confront the demons of fear and alcoholism that haunted him all his life. In his later work he wrote vivid descriptions of the natural world and the mountains that he loved, and he chronicled his own spiritual quest which ultimately led him to an acceptance of himself and of his own mortality.

'Thomas Blackburn  Selected Poems' is published by Carcanet Press.    


Time Song
Thin Paths
Thomas Blackburn's Selected Poems
The Three of Us
My Animals and Other Family
With Billie
Old Man Goya
The Leper's Companions
The Book of Colour
Daisy Bates in
the Desert
The Emperor's
Last Island
Charles Waterton
The White Men
Murmurations of Love,
Grief and Starlings