The Glass Delusion

The Glass Delusion

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The Glass Delusion draws on the power of animals, the strangeness of home and the mysteries of the future. Blending the mythic and the domestic, it is a book haunted by the lost, by buried objects and preserved creatures, unearthed memories and secrets brought to light. The poems in The Glass Delusion dwell on the meaning of where we live and how we live. They are ecologically aware, uncanny and speculative. Curtis brings to life such characters as Dr Who's wife; Paul, a psychic octopus; a troublesome poltergeist; an orchestra of insects and an enchanted version of Essex. Sensuous, musical and shot through with wry humour, Curtis' second book will move and surprise you.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 80 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 5mm | 200g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 1844718646
  • 9781844718641
  • 3,317,317

Table of contents

Hare on the Road to Malham

Thought Bubble

Travelling in Essex

Jonah and the River Dolphin


Marrying Doctor Who



Automatic Lighthouse

Stick Insects


Purpose Built Town


Pieces of Silver



El Pulpo Paul

Mud Orchestra

Occasional Keeper's Wife

The Middleham Jewel



Saint Fabiola's Portraits


The Wolf Indoors


Window Taxes

The Tide


House Mistress

Glass Makers


Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management

In the Beginning

The End of Summer


Notes on the poems
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About Abi Curtis

Abi Curtis's first collection Unexpected Weather was a winner of Salt's Crashaw Prize in 2008. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2004 and holds a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex. She is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at York St John University.
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