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    Default Poems - Iain Banks & Ken MacLeod

    Listed on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Poems-Iain-Banks/dp/1408705877/
    Little, Brown (5 Feb 2015)
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    120 pages
    ISBN: 9781408705872

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    Thanks Dave,
    I am not that much into poetry , but I might just give it a try.
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    Ditto for me, though I'll wait till a cheaper edition to come out I think
    "Just have fun"

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    Online listings for the book have been updated with some blurb.

    Iain Banks the literary novelist and Iain M. Banks the science fiction writer are too well known to need introduction, but Iain Banks the poet has hitherto been almost undetected: a single poem was published in a magazine and three short pieces within the novels. But he took his poetry seriously and worked on it carefully, though he shared the results mainly with friends. Readers of Iain's novels will find in these poems many aspects of his writing with which they're already familiar: a humane and materialist sensibility, an unflinching stare at the damage people can do to each other, a warm appreciation of the joy they can give to each other, a revel in language, a geologically informed gaze on land and sea, a continued meditation on what it means for us to be mortal embodied minds with a fleeting but consequent existence between abysses of deep time. Ken MacLeod, Iain's long-time friend and collaborator, has collected his poems according to his wishes, and they are published here - most for the first time - alongside a selection of Ken's own poetry.

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    The Little Brown website has a cover image now which has not made it to Amazon yet). See: https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/Books/...=9781408705872

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    Thanks Dave.

    Not overly inspiring though
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    '031' was The Saturday Poem in The Guardian
    http://www.theguardian.com/books/201...-by-iain-banks

    Also an article by Ken MacLeod
    http://www.theguardian.com/books/201...ms-ken-macleod

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