'Leaf Colour' by William Logan - The Guardian's Poem of The Week (9th August)

'Leaf Colour' by William Logan - The Guardian's Poem of The Week (9th August)

William Logan's poem 'Leaf Colour' was chosen as The Guardian's Poem of The Week on the week of August 9th!

'Leaf Colour' features in Logan's collection 'Rift of Light' -available now (here)!

Carol Rumen describes 'Leaf Colour' as 'a sharply observed nature poem that is also a hellish pastoral towards the end of time'.

William Logan is widely admired as one of the foremost masters of free verse as well as formal poetry; his classical verve conjures up the past within the present and the foreshadowing of the present within the past.  In their sculptural turns, their pleasure in the glimmerings of the sublime while rummaging around in the particular, the poems in Rift of Light, Logan’s eleventh collection, are a master class of powerful feeling embedded in language. Ranging from Martin Luther to an abandoned crow, from a midwife toad to a small-town janitor, from actress Louise Brooks to Dürer’s stag beetle, Logan shows an encyclopaedic attention to the passing world.  Dry, witty, sceptical, these dark and acidic poems prove a constant and informing delight.

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