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With its emphasis on line, balance and space, poetry is a form well- suited to climbing. The powerful poems in this debut collection celebrate what makes climbing a compulsion, while exploring parallel themes of risk, loss and motivation. 


David Wilson lives in North Yorkshire and has been an active climber for many years. As well
as poetry, he has written a novel, praised by The Times as a ‘tour de force’ and by the Daily Telegraph
as ‘wonderfully ironic ... a kind of intellectual and emotional history of the times’.


A brilliantly imagistic rendering of a place. The finding of likeness between Elvis and Everest ... is truly spectacular.

– Paul Muldoon on the poem 'Everest' 


These poems bring back great memories. And I empathise with the questions some of the poems raise.

– Chris Bonington 

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