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John Glenday's Selected Poems  collects the finest work from his previous five prize-winning collections. Here we see Glenday's major themes more clearly than ever: the sea, the spirit; our natural and human ecologies and how they interact, merge, or destroy each other; the transcendence that arises from the simple contemplation of the earth. But readers will also discover that Glenday is also a great poet of familial and romantic love, and an underrated and sly humourist and satirist. Like WS Graham and Denise Riley, Glenday is interested in the limits of language and speech - and what form the border between speech and silence, the knowable and unknowable, might take. This is an essential introduction to a key writer, and one of the finest Scottish poets of the age.