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Small World

by Richard Price

Small World Synopsis

Small World tells a story of the changing relationship between a father and his two daughters, one severely disabled, a 'mermaid in a wheelchair', the other discovering the difference of her elder sister, the 'moon' to her 'earth'. Each succeeding poem gathers further telling detail as the father listens and observes with affection and surprise the strange world they inhabit, gradually reflecting on his own contrasting childhood. Finally, the book ends with a shock experience that brings all that has gone before into sharp focus.

Small World Press Reviews

A great poet. [His work is] full of energy, both startling and moving. --Carol Ann Duffy, UK Poet Laureate A great poet. [His work is] full of energy, both startling and moving. Carol Ann Duffy, UK Poet Laureate

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847771582
Publication date: 1st September 2009
Author: Richard Price
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 80 pages
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Richard Price

Richard Price is the head of research strategy at the British Library and the editor of Painted magazine. He is the author of three books of poetry: Greenfields, Lucky Day, and Rays.

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