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Common Prayer
By Fiona Sampson

Common Prayer

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Common Prayer by Fiona Sampson

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for T S Eliot Prize 2007.

Book Description

By turns sensual and incantatory, "Common Prayer" offers a liturgy for a world in crisis. Meditations on the actuality of sickness and bereavement move outward through narratives of the broken body of Europe's violent twentieth century. Challenging and exploratory, Fiona Sampson's poetry remakes the spiritual and physical metaphors by which we live.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857549423
ISBN-10: 1857549422
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 5mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Percy Bysshe Shelley by Fiona Sampson Percy Bysshe Shelley, Hardback (September 2011)

Provides an introduction to Percy Bysshe Shelley, one of the most important poets in our literature.

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Author Biography - Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson has published six books and her work has been translated into Romanian, Serbian, Hebrew, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Finnish, Slovakian and Catalan. Her poetry collections include Picasso's Men (Phoenix Press, 1994), Folding the Real (Seren 2001), Hotel Casino: chapbook (Ark Publications, 2004)and The Distance Between Us: a verse-novel (Seren, 2005). After a brief solo career as a violinist, Sampson pioneered writing in health care in the UK, and now researches and consults internationally in this field. She has a PhD in the philosophy of writing process (University of Nijmegen, 2001) and is AHRB Research Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts at Oxford Brookes University and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex. She is currently the editor of Poetry Review.

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