Grain

(Poetry; Picador, 2009)


The dust jacket of John Glenday’s third poetry collection describes the poet as “something of a well-kept secret.” Glenday’s three volumes of poetry, published over a period of twenty years, have been met with acclaim in his native Scotland and abroad; his first book, The Apple Ghost, was awarded the Scottish Arts Council Book Prize, and Grain was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Glenday—who lives in Dundee and works as a psychiatric nurse when not writing—seems content to lead a quiet life, letting his work speak for itself.

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