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Hat-Stand Union, Paperback / softback Book

Description

Playful in earnest, Caroline Bird in her fourth book of poems turns familiar stories on their heads.

Adrift in a surreal world of the everyday, Bird's protagonists declaim Chekhov in supermarkets, purchase mail-order tears, sing love-songs to hat-stands.

At the centre of the collection Bird evokes the sinister side of Camelot, haunted by the experiments of its crazed tyrant-king.

Bird's characters and voices are at once savvy and vulnerable; underlying the exuberance is empathy with those who have lost themselves somewhere along the way.

The everyday world of The Hat-Stand Union is beautiful, ominous and full of surprise.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781847771643

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