The Resurrection of the Body


Michael Schmidt is founder and editorial director of Carcanet Press and PN Review. He is Professor of Poetry at Glasgow University. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he received an O.B.E. in 2006 for services to poetry.

Schmidt is always a stringent poet, never shy of painful truth Helen Dunmore, The Observer

His work offers pleasure, argument and a complex expression of feeling James Sutherland-Smith, Poetry Review

There is enough love, attention to detail and creative energy in Schmidt for us to expect something astonishing from him in the future. Sebastian Barker 

That future has arrived.

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These poems discover the human body in its sensual and erotic diversity, and within it sometimes the divine Body moves, liberated and liberating. The Resurrection of the Body is the flowering of a unique poetic intelligence.