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The Shipwrecked House

by Claire Trevien


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Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2013.

Struck through with brilliant and sometimes sinister imagery reminiscent of Pan's Labyrinth or an Angela Carter novel, The Shipwrecked House is a unique and hallucinatory debut from a poet-to-watch.

The Shipwrecked House Synopsis

Anchors, shipwrecks, whales and islands abound in this first collection by young Anglo-Breton poet Claire Trevien. These poems are sketches, lyrics, dreams, and experiments in language as sound. Trevien's is a surreal vision, steeped in myth and music, in which everything is alive and - like the sea itself - constantly shifting form. Fishermen become owls; one woman turns into a snake, another gives birth to a tree; a glow-worm might be a wasp or 'a toy on standby'.

The Shipwrecked House Press Reviews

'These are serious, visually stunning poems of nationality, history and memory, but they're personal and generous in their wit. Reading them is like spending an hour in the company of someone you secretly admire.' - Luke Kennard

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ISBN: 9781908058119
Publication date: 01/03/2013
Publisher: Penned in the Margins
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781908058119
Publication date: 1st March 2013
Author: Claire Trevien
Publisher: Penned in the Margins
Format: Paperback
Genres: Poetry,

About Claire Trevien

Claire Trevien was born in Brittany. Her pamphlet Low-Tide Lottery was published by Salt in 2011. She is the editor of Sabotage Reviews and the co-organiser of Penning Perfumes, a creative collaboration between poets and perfumers.   Author photo © Richard Davenport

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