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Small World by Richard Price


Small World by Richard Price

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.


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

About the Author

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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Publication date

1st September 2009


Richard Price

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Carcanet Press Ltd


80 pages


Poetry by individual poets



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