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    DescriptionFrom the first sumptuous poem--featuring a protagonist who, while running at night, thinks of her body as a nocturnal bloom--this collection immerses readers in the compelling voice of Sarah Corbett. The first half of this new volume is devoted to poems that re-create scenes from a youth haunted by trouble, but redeemed by a strong attachment to the beauties of nature, bravely eschewing lightness and irony for a passionate and intensely physical response to life. The latter half moves away from personal history and focuses on in-depth and often scary narratives of other lives, while closely identifying with survivors of trauma. In the long poem "Testimony" she inhabits the voice of a woman at the center of the murder investigation in which her partner was killed. Another sequence, "Cuttings," weaves a week's worth of international press clippings together, thereby creating an alternately horrible, sad, funny, and odd tapestry of events.


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    Title
    Other Beasts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Corbett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781854114662
    ISBN 10: 1854114662
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 821.914
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Publisher
    Poetry Wales Press
    Imprint name
    SEREN
    Publication date
    30 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Bridgend
    Author Information
    Sarah Corbett was educated at the Universities of Leeds and East Anglia. She is the author of "The Red Wardrobe," which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize and the T. S. Eliot Prize, and "The Witch Bag."
    Review quote
    "There is, in this powerful first collection, a willingness, perhaps a compulsion to set out from the now familliar world of women's poetry . . . Sarah Corbett is embarking on a courageous journey, a journey into other worlds of 'weird.'" --Gillian Allnut, "Poetry Review"