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Concerned Attentions / Knute Skinner

Concerned Attentions

By: Knute Skinner

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Concerned Attentions is Knute Skinner’s first book of poetry since his collected edition, Fifty Years: Poems 1957-2007, appeared from Salmon.  As his readers may expect, the new work exhibits his artful and often moving, unnerving, or humourous turns of phrase.  Moreover, it displays the poet’s continuing fascination with the tenuous relationship between the quotidian and the otherworldly. ...
ISBN 978-1-912561-76-6
Pub Date Friday, September 06, 2013
Cover Image “The Artist’s Studio” — photograph by Diarmuid Twohig
Page Count 76
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Concerned Attentions is Knute Skinner’s first book of poetry since his collected edition, Fifty Years: Poems 1957-2007, appeared from Salmon.  As his readers may expect, the new work exhibits his artful and often moving, unnerving, or humourous turns of phrase.  Moreover, it displays the poet’s continuing fascination with the tenuous relationship between the quotidian and the otherworldly.

Praise for Fifty Years:

“Skinner does the lot: the sacred, the profane, the formal and the loose, and does them all wonderfully well.”  
John W. Sexton, Poetry Ireland News

“As fine and engaging a testament to the complicated nature of simple pleasures as any in contemporary poetry.”  
Wayne Burroughs, Staple

“His mischievous eye never takes the ordinary for granted.”
Jennifer Matthews, Southword

Skinner “works a seemingly homespun Gothicity which is yet quietly artful in the way it jolts the reader out of the even tenor of pleasant expectations.”  
Tom Hubbard, Poetry Ireland Review

Knute Skinner

KNUTE SKINNER, born in St. Louis, Missouri, has had a home in County Clare since 1963.  He is the author of eight chapbooks and thirteen books of poetry.  Salmon has published ten of his poetry books as well as a memoir.  The latest of his previous books from Salmon is An Upside Down World (2019). He recently celebrated his 93rd birthday.



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