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Toby Martinez de las Rivas

Toby Martinez de las Rivas’s first collection is Terror (Faber, 2014). He won an Eric Gregory award in 2005. He lives in Spain.

Twenty-One Prayers for Weak or Fabulous Things by Toby Martinez de las Rivas

[This tab gives the poem as it was published in the 2014 collection / Terror, the other as it first appeared in the 2009 pamphlet Faber / New Poets 2. To compare them, click the double-arrowed button.] / / / / As snow falls, as the first snow of this year falls & falls / beyond all light &...

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Tuscan Sequence by Toby Martinez de las Rivas

Landscape bares itself like the totality / of hís love as the evangelists conceived it – / an olive tree twists in its private dusk / then stands an awful second / as the brief bars of light go scurrying by. / So smooth, so smooth in its carriage / the train hisses, suave gesture of contempt ...

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