Turning by Adam Horovitz

Adam Horovitz’s debut collection, Turning, shifts between past and present, the landscapes of his childhood and the modern day. Horovitz examines the death of his mother when he was a child and the end of a recent love affair. He investigates the natural, the man-made and the imagined world. Narratives and histories are stripped to the bone and reconstructed, memory fuses fact with fiction, myth becomes reality and the now becomes then, yet the poems remain deeply rooted in people and place as they turn through time.

“Adam Horovitz writes poems of great beauty and truth; poems which are earned through experience, suffering and love and deployed in a physical language of scrupulous integrity. He is the real deal.”
Carol Ann Duffy

“Adam Horovitz comes of age as a poet with these vivid poems of love and loss, joy and grief, place and memory. Always, he gives the reader the very taste, colour, detail of a house, a kitchen, the valley, the sounds of a garden through an open door. I welcome this passionate collection, the first of many, I hope.”
Gillian Clarke

“Horovitz writes with great delicacy about relationships and the natural world, sometimes baldly countered with an almost gothic sense of unresolved psychic violence”
Martyn Crucefix, Poetry London

“Turning is a mature achievement in which Horovitz meditates again and again on his central preoccupations of memory, loss, place and myth with impressive restraint and a delicate ear… as a first collection it certainly makes me impatient for its follow-up.”
Jody Porter, The Morning Star

Turning is published by Headland at £8.99.

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owain September 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Hi Adam

I loved the poem extract read on Radio 4 Open Country.

Please can you say which collection it was from and title of poem

Cheers Owain Jones

Graham Shipley April 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Dear Adam (if I may)
I was re-reading Frances Horovitz’s poetry yesterday and remembered that somewhere I have a poster for a reading she did in Oxford one Christmas. As I recall, the poster had artwork on it. If I can find it, I’d be happy to send you a copy of it, if this would be of interest.

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