The Lie of Horizons

Desmond Graham
Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 1995
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The Lie of Horizons is Desmond Graham’s first full collection of poems. Varied in scope and range, these poems take on subjects as personal as his parents and as public as 'Mrs.Thatcher’s England'. There is a series of incisive, satirical poems where street people become Shakespearean characters. Portraits of Rembrandt feature in another series, and the author’s travels inspire the moving poems set in Europe: 'Kristallnacht', 'At The Jewish Cemetery' and 'Poems From Poland'. Graham’s poems about cities in Britain point to his fascination with the way history and politics affect the culture and character of the people. Refreshing for its clear-eyed and sympathetic look at the world, The Lie of Horizons is a thoroughly enjoyable debut from a fine writer .

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