Her Book Poems 1988-1998: Poems, 1988-1998

Her Book Poems 1988-1998: Poems, 1988-1998


By (author) Jo Shapcott

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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Poetry
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 14mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 5 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571229808
  • ISBN 13: 9780571229802
  • Sales rank: 344,124

Product description

Poems 1988-1998 is a compendium from Jo Shapcott's award-winning books Electroplating the Baby, Phrase Book and My Life Asleep. It reveals her to be a writer of ingenious, politically acute and provocative imagination and justifies her reputation as one of the most original and daring voices of her generation.

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Author information

Jo Shapcott was born in London. She has won a number of literary prizes including the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Collection, the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the National Poetry Competition (twice). Her most recent collection is Tender Taxes, versions of Rilke's French poems (Faber, 2001). She is the co-editor, with Matthew Sweeney, of Emergency Kit: Poems for Strange Times (Faber, 1996).

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"'Shapcott is gifted and original, and it is in work such as hers that the future health of poetry needs to be sought.' Sean O'Brien, Sunday Times"