On Balance

by Sinead Morrissey

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On Balance Synopsis

A poem on Lilian Bland - the first woman to design, build and fly her own aeroplane - celebrates the audacity and ingenuity of a great Irish heroine.

Elsewhere, explorers in Greenland set foot on a fjord system accessible to Europeans for the first time in millennia as a result of global warming. But if life is fragile then its traces are persistent, insistent, and in 'Articulation' we are invited to stop and wonder at the reconstructed skeleton of Napoleon's horse, Marengo, 'whose very hooves trod mud at Austerlitz', suspended in time 'for however long he lasts before he crumbles'.

On Balance Press Reviews

'The outstanding poet of her generation.' - Stephen Knight, Independent


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ISBN: 9781784103606
Publication date: 25/05/2017
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Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784103606
Publication date: 25th May 2017
Author: Sinead Morrissey
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Poetry,
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Sinead Morrissey

Sinead Morrissey was born in 1972 and grew up in Belfast. She read English and German at Trinity College, Dublin, from which she took her PhD in 2003. Her four collections are There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There (2002), The State of the Prisons (2005) and Through the Square Window (2009), all of which are published by Carcanet Press. She has lived in Germany, Japan and New Zealand and now lectures in creative writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen's University, Belfast.

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