Hannah Sullivan is the author of Three Poems (2018). She lives in London with her husband and two sons and is an Associate Professor of English at New College, Oxford. She received her PhD from Harvard in 2008 and taught in California for four years. Her study of modernist writing, The Work of Revision, was published in 2013 and awarded the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize by the British Academy.
‘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.’
‘An extraordinary book, and Sullivan can – it seems – do just about anything.’
‘The best first collection I’ve read for a long time: moving, technically adroit, clever in all the right ways, and full of brilliant small-scale effects as well as large achievements.’
‘[A] majestic debut . . . Sullivan’s authority, reach and ambition are exhilarating.’
‘Three Poems is a richly rewarding collection that shows all the confidence and skill of a poet writing in their prime: it is hard to believe this is a first book.’