The Resurrection of the Body


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.

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

In his review of Schmidt’s Selected Poems 1972 –1997, Sebastian Barker said:

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

That future has arrived.

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