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A World Where News Travelled Slowly

Lavinia Greenlaw

A World Where News Travelled Slowly by Lavinia Greenlaw is the second collection from the author of the acclaimed Night Photograph, embodying a striking new voice in English poetry.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571326358
Date Published
18.02.2016
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Summary

Lavinia Greenlaw’s first collection, Night Photograph, made an immediately favourable impact. Her second collection, A World Where News Travelled Slowly explores more local and personal matters. Its central theme is the unpredictable act of communication, from the mechanical to the miraculous. There are also poems that are concerned with attempts at preservation – plundered relics, the stately home, an iron lung. This volume serves to confirm the gifts Lavinia Greenlaw showed in her first book.

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Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London where she has lived for most of her life. She studied seventeenth-century art at the Courtauld Institute, and was awarded a NESTA fellowship to pursue her interest in vision, travel and perception. Her poetry includes Minsk, which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot, Forward and Whitbread Poetry Prizes. She has also published novels…

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