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Robin Robertson and Samuel Menashe

Two Poets

Hay Festival 1997, 
Robertson reads from his beautiful and brilliant first book of poems A Painted Field. In resonant and lyrical language his poems are concerned with the fugitive nature of things: the implacable coupling of desire and sadness, personality and nationality, beauty and loss: "A poet of rare skill and sensitivity. This is work that will stand and endure.. it speaks softly in the mind" - The Scotsman. The celebrated American poet Samuel Manashe reads from his Penguin Modern Poets collection.