Literature Ireland

On Purpose

Nick Laird

On Purpose confirms the promise of Laird's first collection, To a Fault, and shows the author hitting new and yet more athletic strides. Blending tones of assurance and delicacy, of confidence and vulnerability, On Purpose is a collection of poems that takes care and consideration in examining the often brutal arena of human relations, concluding with a mercurial and affecting sequence about a marriage which takes, as its point of departure, that most influential of military treatise, 'The Art of War'.

Faber & Faber 2007

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