Giles Goodland

Giles GoodlandGiles Goodland has written several books of poetry, among them Littoral (Oversteps, 1996), A Spy in the House of Years (Leviathan, 2001) and Capital (Salt, 2006). He lives in London and works on a dictionary.

Sample poem: Extract from Littoral

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Littoral (1996)

A week of solitude now.
In the way that several day’s rain
reveals old streamcourses
in drained fields, a groundwater
wells upwards as if
her substance had always
been tabled inches below the turf.

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