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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."
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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
Publication date16th October 2008
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PublisherAnvil Press Poetry
CategoriesPoetry by individual poets
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