The Swerve

The Swerve


By (author) Julith Jedamus


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  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 212mm x 14mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Manchester
  • ISBN 10: 1847771343
  • ISBN 13: 9781847771346
  • Sales rank: 1,972,844

Product description

'When I saw Drenthe, in deep February snow, I knew I had to write about it,' says Julith Jedamus. Each of her poems is necessary, a passionate dialogue with a subject and a form. She is a poet of extraordinary technical resourcefulness that matches a precision and integrity of vision. Once read we cannot forget her snowflakes, landscapes or the dramas of relationship - familial, romantic, historical - which provide the living pulse of this collection. She is not a religious poet, but in her embodiments a religious instinct finds expression. Her relationship with the Thames, where she is an avid rower, is of a piece with her relationship with the stories of Hans Christian Andersen: her poems include her, and us, in a wider, flowing world.

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Author information

Julith Jedamus grew up in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado. For the past sixteen years she has lived in London. She began writing novels, switched to short stories, and now writes verse, some of which was anthologised in New Poetries V.