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Unexhausted Time

Emily Berry

Unexhausted Time inhabits a world of dream and dawn, in which thoughts touch us ‘like soft rain’, and all the elements are brought closer in.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571373840
Date Published
03.03.2022
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Summary

Unexhausted Time inhabits a world of dream and dawn, in which thoughts touch us ‘like soft rain’, and all the elements are brought closer in.

Feelings, messages, symbols, visions . . . Emily Berry’s latest collection takes shape in the half-light between the real and the imagined, where everything is lost and yet ‘nothing goes away’. Here life’s innumerable impressions, moods, seasons and déjà vus collect and disarrange themselves, while a glowing, companionable ‘I’ travels the mind’s landscapes in hope of refuge and transformation amid these displaced moments in time. Whether one reads Unexhausted Time as a long poem to step into or a series of titled and untitled fragments to pick up and cherish, the work is healing and inspiring, always asking how we might harness the power of naming without losing life’s ‘magic unknownness’. By offering these intangible encounters, Emily Berry more truly presents ‘what being alive is’.

‘Emily Berry has a refreshingly free, not to say incendiary, approach to poetry.’ Observer

Critic Reviews

Berry has a gift for identifying the feelings at the back of the mind that are like thoughts you would prefer not to think . . . As readers, we need to meet these strange and intimate poems with a mind as open as Berry’s and then be guided by our own inner compass.

Kate Kellaway, Observer
Critic Reviews

Wise and mesmeric, Unexhausted Time feels like a balm for mind and soul in difficult times.

Mary Jean Chan, Guardian

Emily Berry reads from Unexhausted Time in this Faber Members event.

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Emily Berry’s first book of poems is Dear Boy, which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize. She is a contributor to The Breakfast Bible and editor of Best British Poetry 2015. A selection of her work appears in Penguin Modern Poets 1: If I’m Scared We Can’t Win. She is editor of The Poetry…

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