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The poems in this extraordinary book deal in familiar emotions -love, grief, rage, loneliness - but do so with such a fresh and fierce eye, such lived intensity, that the familiar is given again the force to touch our nerves, to seem raw and new. Some of the poems are based in the territory of home and childhood, others move into that unnerving space where the safe and polite world plunges over a ledge - into anarchic revisions of what is possible or acceptable. They treat myths and fairy stories, or even paintings, not as fictions but as part of our continuing experience. Powerful and sensuous, wry and witty, their clear voice stays in the mind: provoking, questioning, refusing to accept the soft lie. These disturbing and passionate poems demand to be read.
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"This is a rich, disturbing and vibrant collection of poems...confident, mature and visionary, creating an artistic identity which a great many novelists could only dream of" (Michael Bracewell Guardian)
"Whether she is 'in search of the edge' or dancing 'out over the edge' Feaver brings areas of female sexuality and its taboos to the public imagination of women and men with brilliance, sensitivity and perfect control" (Deryn Rees Jones London Magazine)
"Vicki Feaver's poems resonate with truth and raw emotion... Whether she is writing about ironing, childhood, periods or love, her wry humour and sensuous style make familiar subject matter seem fresh and new" (Kate Figes, Cosmopolitan)
Erotic, violent and immediate poems: the long-awaited new collection from a prize-winning poet.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR003461064
Book Description London: Jonathan Cape, 1994. First edition. Softcover. 55pp. Fine. Seller Inventory # 7027
Book Description Random House UK, 1994. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP114556386
Book Description Random House UK, 1994. Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP119451074
Book Description Cape Poetry, London, 1994, 1994. Condition: Fine. First edition. Paperback. About fine. Seller Inventory # C40933
Book Description London; Jonathan Cape;, 1994. First edition, first printing of author's second collection of poetry. Fine paperback original. Seller Inventory # 14534