I love all films that start with rain: rain, braiding a windowpane or darkening a hung-out dress or streaming down her upturned face; one big thundering downpour right through the empty script and score before the act, before the blame, before the lens pulls through the frame to where the woman sits alone
Don Paterson is a Scottish poet and translator who has authored several books of poetry, including Rain (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009), Landing Light (Graywolf Press, 2004), and The White Lie (Graywolf Press, 2001). His honors include all three Forward Prizes, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, and the Whitbread Poetry Prize. He is also the only poet to have won the T. S. Eliot Prize twice. He teaches at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.