In Rustum Kozain's new collection, Groundwork, this leading South
African poet raises his own bar way above ordinary expectations.
Kozain has intentionally retained connections with his early work
while simultaneously introducing a group of poems that indicate the
promise of work still to come. His voice has strengthened and has a
new confidence making the poems (paradoxically) lighter without
losing their characteristic trademark seriousness. This is a
thoughtful, pitch-perfect collection that resonates with the reader
long after the last poem is read. His 2005 debut collection This
Carting Life was widely acclaimed for its gravitas and vigour. With
poems such as "Kingdom of rain" and "Talking jazz" Kozain firmly
established himself as a brilliant new poet in the South African
constellation. Several of his poems have been anthologized and,
most importantly, read and discussed. Kozain won both the Ingrid
Jonker Prize (2006) and the Olive Schreiner Prize (2007) for This
Carting Life. "He is a poet to watch, to read and enjoy." Gus
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!