Vertigo & Ghost: Poems

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Product Details

Price
$26.95  $24.79
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
112
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 0.5 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393541861

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About the Author

Fiona Benson won an Eric Gregory Award in 2006 and a Faber New Poets Award in 2009. She lives in Mid Devon with her husband and their two daughters. Her first collection, Bright Travellers, was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. It won the 2015 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the 2015 Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection.

Reviews

Vertigo & Ghost explodes into furious life with a series of poems and fragments about the Greek god Zeus.... [These are] jagged, staccato poems that shoot down the pages like lightning bolts.... [A]n addictive, thrilling, sickening experience.--John Self "Guardian"
Misogynistic violence, ancient myth and modern rage confront each other in moving and dynamic verse.--Maria Crawford "Financial Times"
[This] extraordinarily moving collection is a bold confrontation of violence against women. Vertigo & Ghost is one of the darkest, bravest and most unsettling collections I have read in a while.--Kate Kellaway "Observer"
A tour-de-force.... [Vertigo & Ghost] has generated a lot of (justified) buzz.... [P]oems of lasting power.--Tristram Fane Saunders "Telegraph"
Benson here shows us the real, terrifying world in musical, natural scenes which are immediately memorable, whose dark fruit is brewed from sorrow and the condensing pressures of inescapable love.--Declan Ryan "White Review"