Apie Doną Patersoną/ About Don Paterson

Škotas paauglys Donas Patersonas (gim. 1963)  16-os metų nustojo lankyti mokyklą. Toliau Patersonas grojo, bet vienus metus laiko  ištisai skaitė ir kūrė, o 1993 išleido poezijos rinkinį Nil Nil ir iš karto buvo pastebėtas ir išskirtas FORWARD apdovanojimu už geriausią metų poeziją. Kiekvienas Patersono rinkinys atžymimas literatūriniais apdovanojimais. Patersonas ypač domisi sonetais. Šiuos kūrinius jis redaguoja, verčia ir rašo. Už 2015 metais išleistas rinkinys „40 sonnets“ atrinktas COSTA metų apdovanojimui. Sonetas “Roundabout” – įtrauktas į šį rinkinį.

Ištrauka iš The Guardian publikuotos “40 sonnets” recenzijos:

“For all the verve and (in the case of his political poems) fervour of his work, it is when he turns to love that the collection takes flight. Sexual love is here, of course, but he celebrates friendship, too, and family. Throughout his career Paterson has been consistently brilliant on the complexity and exigency of parental love, and the collection’s final sonnet, “The Roundabout”, about a father’s day out with his sons in the wake of his separation from their mother, is an understated masterpiece through which he manages to convey both the father’s guilt and his sons’ resilience: the fact that it is their energy that keeps the world turning, and the grief and pride that this creates.”

Sarah Crown.

Saturday 26 September 2015 10.30 BST. 40 Sonnets review – the perfect vehicle for Don Paterson’s craft and lyricism.[accessed online 07 04 2016] http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/26/40-sonnets-don-paterson-review-poetry-collection