The Threadbare Coat: Selected Poems (Paperback)
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Shortlisted for the Scottish Poetry Book of the Year 2021.
Longlisted for the Laurel Prize 2021.
A Telegraph Book of the Year 2020.
This Selected Poems celebrates Scotland's most distinctive contemporary writer - a vivid minimalist, ruralist and experimentalist.
About the Author
Matthew Welton's poems take a playful approach to language and often blur the boundaries between poetry and other forms, such as fiction, music, and visual art. His three previous Carcanet books are: The Book of Matthew (2003), We needed coffee but... (2009), and The Number Poems (2016). Matthew Welton was born in Nottingham, lives in Nottingham, and teaches creative writing at the University of Nottingham. Thomas A. Clark lives in the small fishing village of Pittenweem, an the east coast of Scotland. He has published four previous collections of poetry, and numerous small books and cards with his own Moschatel Press. In the summer months, with the artist Laurie Clark, he runs Cairn, a project space for minimal and conceptual art (www.cairneditions.co.uk). Thomas A. Clark's work often appears as installations or interventions in galleries, public spaces, or in the landscape. A large collection of such work has been installed throughout New Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow.
‘With radical simplicity, Thomas A Clark’s writing gives us the unfussy beauty of the natural world. There’s not much that I ask of poetry that isn’t present here.’ —Matthew Welton