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Winner of the TS Eliot Prize 2018One of Bustle's 12 Most Anticipated Poetry Collections for 2018Hannah Sullivan’s debut collection is a revelation – three long poems of fresh ambition intensity and substance Though each poem stands apart their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity You V. When I saw her give a reading at the Faber Spring Party Sullivan described her book as a hybrid work of poem essays That makes it sound pretentious and less accessible than it actually is The first poem You Very Young in New York is indeed in the second person and shifts between loosely rhyming short stanzascouplets and longer unrhymed ones It s full of fragmentary images of city life drinking in bars sexual encounters the fast pace of international business In Chennai meanwhile a man is waiting for your analysis Eating his breakfast of microwaved dal and mini idlis and the banality of hipster opinions You are slightly disappointed in Obama s domestic policy You think the great American novelist is David Foster Wallace Poem 2 Repeat until Time continues with the second person narration and uestions the notion of progress and what meaning a life leaves behind eg 331 What will survive of us 3 The Sandpit after Rain stylishly but grimly juxtaposes her father s death and her son s birth that there is no necessary season for things and birth and death happen on adjacent wards that both are labour halting and starting that women are always the middlemen finding the coins

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Three Poems

Sophical The Sandpit after Rain explores the birth of a child and the loss of a father with exacting clarity In Three Poems readers will experience Sullivan's work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernizing poems of Eliot and Pound but with the uniue perspective of a brilliant new female voice. Enjoyed parts of it but this is no poetry Toad of Toad Hall of a child and the loss Spelling Strategies & Secrets: The essential how to spell guide of a father with exacting clarity In Three Poems readers will experience Sullivan's work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernizing poems Imagine Me of a brilliant new female voice. Enjoyed parts Beyond Temptation of it but this is no poetry

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Ery Young in New York captures a great American city in all its alluring detail It is a wry and tender study of romantic possibility disappointment and the obduracy of innocence Repeat until Time begins with a move to California and unfolds into an essay on repetition and returning home at once personal and philo. This is a captivating collection of three long poems that tell stories in a kind of new modernist way mixing the tiny detail of modern life with poetic images and references to the past You Very Young in New York feels like an updated Beat Poet type narrative from a modern female perspective Repeat Until Time muses on different things but focuses on coming home and The Sandpit After Rain is a detailed look at childbirth and parental loss The little details and idiosyncrasies of perspective are some of the best parts of these poems as well as a feeling of revitalising this style of poetry


10 thoughts on “Three Poems

  1. says:

    This I thought was absolutely brilliant three long thoughtful poems full of deep thinking and beautiful phrasing unified by the same light clever tone There's a certain neomodernist uality to the writing especially in its c

  2. says:

    A series of formally ambitious wry long poems alternately exploring love birth and death through the lens of daily

  3. says:

    When I saw her give a reading at the Faber Spring Party Sullivan described her book as a hybrid work of poem essays That makes it sound pretentious and less accessible than it actually is The first poem “You Very Young in New York” is indee

  4. says:

    In the second of these three poems Repeat Until Time Sullivan describes Shelley as Another dubious rhyming poet

  5. says:

    Three brilliant exuisite and formally elegant poems which I ve been reading and re reading for a few months already She is an academic as well as the poet She has been just rewarded TS Elliot’s prize totally deservedly imho stands out for me in a jungle of modern poetry Totally recommend

  6. says:

    This is a captivating collection of three long poems that tell stories in a kind of new modernist way mixing the tiny detail of modern life with poetic images and references to the past 'You Very Young in New York' feels like an updated Beat Poet type narrative from a modern female perspective 'Repeat Until Time' muses on different things but focuses on coming home and 'The Sandpit After Rain' is a detailed look at child

  7. says:

    Nah didn't dig it bruv

  8. says:

    Enjoyed parts of it but this is no poetry

  9. says:

    Well that was disappointing This collection looked like a fairly elouent and intelligent one from afar given the author's training and her awards But it kind of lacked all that Or perhaps I just don't like reading about sex pregnancy and New Y

  10. says:

    So we remember the courage of street cleanersBecause of the hopelessness of their workAnd house painters in seaside townsAnd the charity of shift workers in hospital car parksBecause they sit drinking tea and smokingAnd do not care for fining the dyingAnd the bonhomie of Manhattan psychicsSuatting in their basements lit like brothelsWhen the season refuses to turnAnd women spend Thanksgiving aloneEverything is dry and dead and uncleanAnd l

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