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The Shipwrecked House, Paperback / softback Book

The Shipwrecked House Paperback / softback


Anchors, shipwrecks, whales and islands abound in this first collection by young Anglo-Breton poet Claire Trevien.

These poems are sketches, lyrics, dreams, and experiments in language as sound.

Trevien's is a surreal vision, steeped in myth and music, in which everything is alive and - like the sea itself - constantly shifting form.

Fishermen become owls; one woman turns into a snake, another gives birth to a tree; a glow-worm might be a wasp or 'a toy on standby'.

Struck through with brilliant and sometimes sinister imagery reminiscent of Pan's Labyrinth or an Angela Carter novel, The Shipwrecked House is a unique and hallucinatory debut from a poet-to-watch.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Penned in the Margins
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9781908058119



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