A Scattering

Poems by Christopher Reid
17th January 2009, £9.99 paperback
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Oxford OX1 3BN

Winner of the Costa Prize 2009

Shortlisted for the Forward Prize and the T S Eliot Prize

Lucinda Gane, Christopher Reid’s wife, died in October 2005. A Scattering is his tribute to her and consists of four poetic sequences, the first written during her final illness, and the other three at intervals after her death.

Christopher Reid received the Somerset Maugham Award and the Hawthornden Prize for his first collection, Arcadia, a Chomondeley Award in 1995, and the 2000 Signal Poetry Award for his children’s collection. He has twice been nominated for the Whitbread Awards. His edition of Letters of Ted Hughes appeared in 2007.

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A Scattering

ISBN: 978-0-9554553-6-0


‘A beautiful book… [that] performs the miracle of bringing the dead back to life.’
– Adam Newey, The Guardian Review

‘Heartbreaking… [they] exemplify the best of what Areté has published’
– Lachlan Mackinnon,
The Guardian

‘Immensely moving. Reid is a first-rate poet and this is his best book to date.’
– Wendy Cope