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Three Poems

Three Poems

Last 3 in stock
ISBN
9780571337675
Published
18/01/2018
9780571337675
Format
Paperback
Price
£10.99
Paperback
80

About the Book

WINNER OF THE 2018 T S ELIOT PRIZE FOR POETRY

Hannah Sullivan’s debut collection is a revelation – three long poems of fresh ambition, intensity and substance. Though each poem stands apart, their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity. ‘You, Very Young in New York’ captures a great American city, in all its alluring detail. It is a wry and tender study of romantic possibility, disappointment, and the obduracy of innocence. ‘Repeat until Time' begins with a move to California and unfolds into an essay on repetition and returning home, at once personal and philosophical. ‘The Sandpit after Rain’ explores the birth of a child and the loss of a father with exacting clarity.

In Three Poems, readers will experience Sullivan's work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernising poems of Eliot and Pound, but with the unique perspective of a brilliant new female voice.

WINNER OF THE 2018 T S ELIOT PRIZE FOR POETRYHannah Sullivan’s debut collection is a revelation – three long poems of fresh ambition, intensity and substance. Though each poem stands apart, their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity. ‘You, Very Young in New York’ captures a great American city, in all its alluring detail. It is a wry and tender study of romantic possibility, disappointment, and the obduracy of innocence. ‘Repeat until Time' begins with a move to California and unfolds into an essay on repetition and returning home, at once personal and philosophical. ‘The Sandpit after Rain’ explores the birth of a child and the loss of a father with exacting clarity. In Three Poems, readers will experience Sullivan's work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernising poems of Eliot and Pound, but with the unique perspective of a brilliant new female voice.
  • Hannah Sullivan

    Hannah Sullivan is a poet and academic. She has been teaching English literature from 1780–present at New College, Oxford, since 2012. Before that, she lived in the U.S. for ten years, first in Boston and then in San Francisco, where she was an Assistant Professor at Stanford University. Her first poetry book Three Poems (Faber, 2018; FSG, 2020) was awarded the T. S. Eliot prize and John Pollard prize for a first collection, and shortlisted for the Costa, Ted Hughes, and Seamus Heaney poetry prizes. She's currently finishing a new book for Faber, Tenants, and working slowly on an academic book about free verse. She lives in Shepherd’s Bush with her husband and two sons.
“Three Poems . . . travels light, illuminated yet never shackled by scholarship, and investigates the way life does - and does not - revise itself. She writes freshly about everything”
- Kate Kellaway, Observer
“'An unfettered delight . . . one of the most aesthetically pleasing things I have read in a long time.'”
- Roger Cox, Scotsman