A Poetry Archive recording by

Alastair Reid

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These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

  • 1 -
    "A Lesson in Music"

  • 2 -

  • 3 -

  • 4 -
    "Growing, Flying, Happening"

  • 5 -
    "Scotland"

  • 6 -
    "Once in Piertarvit"

  • 7 -
    "Whithorn Manse"

  • 8 -
    "Mediterranean"

  • 9 -
    "Speaking a Foreign Language"

  • 10 -
    "The Rain in Spain"

  • 11 -
    "The Figures on the Frieze"

  • 12 -
    "In Such a Poise is Love"

  • 13 -
    "Quarrels"

  • 14 -
    "An Instance"

  • 15 -
    "Outlook Uncertain"

  • 16 -
    "Cat-Faith"

  • 17 -
    "James Bottle's Year"

  • 18 -
    "The O-Filler"

  • 19 -
    "Stalemate"

  • 20 -
    "Directions for a Map"

  • 21 -
    "The Academy"

  • 22 -
    "The Spiral"

  • 23 -

  • 24 -
    "My Father Dying"

  • 25 -


Select bibliography

  • To Lighten My House, Morgan & Morgan (US) 1953
  • Oddments, inklings, omens, moments: poems, J M Dent 1960
  • Passwords: places, poems, preoccupations, Little, Brown 1964
  • Pablo Neruda, We Are Many (translator), Cape Goliard 1967
  • Pablo Neruda, A New Decade: poems 1958-1967 (translator with Ben Belitt), Grove Press 1969
  • Pablo Neruda, Extravagaria (translator), Cape 1972
  • Pablo Neruda, Fully Empowered (translator), Souvenir Press 1976
  • Jose Emilio Pacheco, Don't Ask Me How the Time Goes By: poems 1964-1968 (translator), Columbia University Press (US) 1978
  • Weathering: poems and translations, Canongate 1978
  • Pablo Neruda, Isla Negra: a notebook (translator), Souvenir Press 1982
  • Heberto Padilla, Legacies: selected poems (translator with Andrew Hurley), Farrar, Straus, Giroux (US) 1982
  • Whereabouts, North Point Press (US) 1987
  • Luis Poirot, Pablo Neruda: Absence and Presence (translator), Norton 1990
  • An Alastair Reid Reader: selected prose and poetry, University Press of New England (US) 1994
  • Oases:Prose and Poetry, Canongate 1997
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  • Heberto Padilla, Antipodes (translator), Farrar, Straus, Giroux (US) 2004
  • Pablo Neruda, On the Blue Shore of Silence: Poems of the Sea (translator), HarperCollins 2004
  • When Now is Not Now, The Poetry Trust 2006
  • A Balloon for a Blunderbuss (illustrated by Bob Gill), Phaidon Press 2008
  • Inside Out: Selected Poetry and Translations, Polygon 2008
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  • Outside In: Selected Prose, Polygon 2008
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  • Pablo Neruda, Intimacies: Poems of Love (translator with Mary Heebner, illustrator), Harper 2008
  • Alastair Reid Reading from his Poems, The Poetry Archive 2009
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