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Hannah Sullivan’s debut collection is a revelation – three poems of startling intensity, ambition and length. Though each poem stands apart, their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity. ‘You, Very Young in New York’ is a study of romantic possibility and disillusion in a great American city. ‘Repeat Until Time’ begins with a move to California and unfolds into a philosophical essay on repetition. ‘The Sandpit After Rain’ explores the birth of a child and the loss of a father with exacting clarity. Readers will experience her 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 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…Read More
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