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Salvation Jane by Greta Stoddart
  

Salvation Jane

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Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2008.

Costa Book Awards 2008 Judges' comment: "Honest, observant poems from a collection which is both wonderfully unsettling and deeply life-affirming."

Synopsis

Salvation Jane by Greta Stoddart

At the heart of many of these poems lies an apprehension of things being lost or destroyed, and with this a need for consolation. The question of how we look for, or create, such solace - whether in faith or the rain, by doing a puzzle or watching TV - is one that threads through the book. In this work - her second collection - there is an increasing scope and depth to language as Stoddart seeks to explore paradoxes: poems of motherhood are double-edged celebrations, grief must come to some good.

The ambivalence at work in her first book comes to intriguing fruition here in a collection of original and distinctive poems.

Reviews

'In its mix of dramatic poise and control, Stoddart's writing is cool enough to warm the heart of any creature.' - David Wheatley, TLS'Her poems display a pleasing fusion of intelligence and sensuous perception with the knack of finding the right rhythmic pattern to convey it.' - Vernon Scannell, Sunday Telegraph' 'At Home in the Dark'
is a fine debut collection from a poet of huge promise

.' - Adam Newey, New Statesman


About the Author

Born in 1966, Greta Stoddart grew up in Oxford and studied in Paris and London. Her first book, At Home in the Dark, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 2002. She lives in Devon and works as a poetry tutor for, among others, The Poetry School and Bath Spa University.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th October 2008

Author

Greta Stoddart

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www.gretastoddart.co.uk/

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Publisher

Anvil Press Poetry

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Poetry
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ISBN

9780856464119

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