Salvation Jane

by Greta Stoddart

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Poetry

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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."

Salvation Jane Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780856464119
Publication date: 16/10/2008
Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780856464119
Publication date: 16th October 2008
Author: Greta Stoddart
Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction, Poetry,
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Greta Stoddart

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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