Julian Turner's "Crossing the Outskirts "was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize best first collection. In his second book he explores his familiar themes of identity and loss, and new, more personal ones - the way the degradation of the environment touches on his experience, the fragility of life and the ambiguous allure of death. This collection marks a development in his strong technique and gives us poems that are comic, elegiac and profound by turns.Julian Turner was born in Cheadle Hulme, near Manchester, in 1955. Educated at New College, Oxford and Goldsmith's College, London, he now lives in Otley, West Yorkshire. He works in the mental health field as Chief Executive of Leeds Mind."
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