A Poetry Archive recording by

Don Paterson

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

  • 1 -
    "Nil Nil "

  • 2 -
    "Bedfellows"

  • 3 -
    "Poem"

  • 4 -
    "An Elliptical Stylus"

  • 5 -
    "Sunset, Visingso"

  • 6 -
    "The Eyes"

  • 7 -
    "Siesta"

  • 8 -
    "Candlebird"

  • 9 -
    "On Going to meet a Zen master..."

  • 10 -
    "Imperial"

  • 11 -

  • 12 -
    "God's Gift to Women"

  • 13 -
    "Buggery"

  • 14 -
    "A Private Bottling"

  • 15 -
    "11:00 Baldova"

  • 16 -
    "The Scale of Intensity"

  • 17 -
    "Addenda"

  • 18 -
    "Prologue"

  • 19 -

  • 20 -
    "The Thread"

  • 21 -

  • 22 -
    "St. Brides: Sea-Mail"

  • 23 -
    "The Hunt"

  • 24 -
    "The Wreck"

  • 25 -
    "Letter to the Twins"

  • 26 -
    "Twinflooer"

  • 27 -
    "The Fraud"

  • 28 -
    "Sliding on Loch Ogil"

  • 29 -
    "Zen Sang at Dayligaun"

  • 30 -
    "The Landing"

  • 31 -


Select bibliography

  • Nil Nil, Faber and Faber, 1993
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  • God's Gift to Women, Faber and Faber, 1997
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  • 101 Sonnets: From Shakespeare to Heaney (editor), Faber and Faber, 1999
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  • Last Words: New Poetry for the New Century (editor with Jo Shapcott), Picador, 1999 - out of print
  • The Eyes - a version of Antonio Machado, Faber and Faber, 1999
  • Poetry Quartets 7, Audio Cassette, The British Council/Bloodaxe, 2000
  • Robert Burns: Poems Selected by Don Paterson, Faber and Faber, 2001
  • The White Lie: New and Selected Poems, Graywolf Press, USA, 2001
  • Don't Ask Me What I Mean: Poets in their Own Words (editor with Clare Brown), Picador, 2003
  • Landing Light, Faber and Faber, 2003
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  • New British Poetry (editor with Charles Simic), Graywolf Press, USA, 2004
  • The Book of Shadows (aphorism), Picador, 2004
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  • All the Poems You Need to Say Goodbye (editor), Picador, 2004
  • Orpheus - a version of Rilke's Die Sonette an Orpheus, Faber, 2006
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  • Don Paterson Reading from his poems, CD, The Poetry Archive, 2006
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  • The Blind Eye (aphorism), Faber, 2007
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  • Rain, Faber and Faber, 2009
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