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Don Paterson

Ben Wilkinson


The Scottish author Don Paterson is one of Britain’s leading contemporary poets. A popular writer as well as a formidably intelligent one, he has won both a dedicated readership and most of Britain’s major poetry prizes, including the T. S. Eliot Prize on two occasions, the Forward Prize in every category, and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. In this first comprehensive study of Paterson’s poetry, Ben Wilkinson presents him as a modern-day metaphysical, whose work is characterised by guileful use of form, musicality, colloquial diction and playful wit, negotiating the postmodern demands of t ... More

Keywords: Don Paterson, Scottish literature, Scottish poetry, contemporary poetry, poetry and philosophy, metaphysical, lyric poetry, postmodernism, poetic voice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9781800855373
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800855373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Wilkinson, author
University of Bolton