Edition: Hardback
ISBN: 9780571254705
No of pages: 64

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Of Mutability



Jo Shapcott's award-winning first three collections, gathered in Her Book: Poems 1988-1998 , revealed her to be a writer of ingenuous, politically acute and provocative poetry, and rightly earned her a reputation as one of the most original and daring voices of her generation. In Of Mutability , Shapcott is found writing at her most memorable and bold.

In a series of poems that explore the nature of change - in the body and the natural world, and in the shifting relationships between people - these poems look freshly but squarely at mortality. By turns grave and playful, arresting and witty, the poems in Of Mutability celebrate each waking moment as though it might be the last, and in so doing restore wonder to the to the smallest of encounters.

Listen to Jo Shapcott's podcast for Faber [mp3] .

Jo Shapcott reads 'Thetis' from FaberBooks on Vimeo .


Categorised as: Poetry
Sub-categories: Poetry Collections
Genres & Themes: Relationships; Society; Metamorphosis; Humanity; Nature

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