By (author) Lavinia Greenlaw
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Minsk by Lavinia Greenlaw
Book DescriptionA POETRY BOOK SOCIETY RECOMMENDATION Minsk, Lavinia Greenlaw's third collection, was shortlisted for the 2003 Whitbread Poetry Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Collection. From London Zoo to an Essex village and the Arctic Circle, Greenlaw explores questions of place - the childhood landscapes we leave behind, those we travel towards, and those like 'Minsk' which we believe to be missing from our lives. Greenlaw's restless, inquisitive tone builds to make Minsk a hypnotic collection from one of the leading poets of her generation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571222711
(197mm x 131mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lavinia Greenlaw
Importance of Music to Girls, Paperback (March 2017)
If I had not kissed anyone, or danced with anyone, or had a reason to cry, the music made me feel as if I had gone through all that anyway. This book tells the story of the adventures that music leads us into: getting drunk, falling in love, dying of boredom, cutting our hair, terrifying our parents, wanting to change the world.
Questions of Travel, Paperback (February 2017)
The Victorian artist and activist William Morris travelled to Iceland in search of an answer to the problem of how to live.
BBC National Short Story Award 2016, Paperback (September 2016)
One of the most prestigious awards for the short story has reached its eleventh year. Hugely successful, the BBC National Short Story Award, in partnership with Booktrust, awards 15,000 to the winning author, with 3000 going to the runner-up. Featuring an all-female shortlist of fantastic writers, the winner will be announced 4th October.
World Where News Travelled Slowly, Paperback (February 2016)» View all books by Lavinia Greenlaw
Exploring local and personal matters, this volume also includes poems that are concerned with attempts at preservation - plundered relics, the stately home, an iron lung.
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Author Biography - Lavinia Greenlaw
Lavinia Greenlaw was born in London where she has lived for most of her life. She studied seventeenth-century art at the Courtauld Institute, and was awarded a NESTA fellowship to pursue her interest in vision, travel and perception. Her poetry includes Minsk, which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot, Forward and Whitbread Poetry Prizes. She has also published novels and works of non-fiction which include The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland. She has won a number of prizes and held residencies at the Science Museum and the Royal Society of Medicine. Her work for BBC radio includes programmes about the Arctic, the Baltic, Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop.
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