Published today, Hannah Sullivan’s debut collection, Three Poems, is a revelation – three long poems of fresh ambition, intensity and substance. To mark it’s publication, we have an exclusive recording of Hannah reading the first poem in the collection, ‘You, Very Young in New York’, described by Lara Feigel as ‘a pellucid slow-motion account of the half-pleasurable agonies of youth’. Enjoy the opening of ‘You, Very Young in New York’ set against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue before listening to Hannah Sullivan read the poem in full.
Listen to ‘You, Very Young in New York’
About Hannah Sullivan
Hannah Sullivan 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.