Shortlisted for the 2011 T.S. Eliot Prize, this third collection by Esther Morgan is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and includes 'This Morning', winner of the 2010 Bridport Poetry Prize. What happens if, when the angel arrives with his message, no one's at home?
In poems of lyric concentration, Grace examines our need for purpose, for the signs that might help us decide what to do with our lives.
It's a desire that makes for restless spirits - like the woman who keeps shifting her furniture around or the invisible subjects of an early photograph, moving too fast to be captured. Other poems ask what happens when we reconcile ourselves to watching and waiting - whether the angle of the sun in a guest room or the colour of a bruised clementine is really 'enough to be going on with'.
Haunted by a blue sky out of which something (or nothing) might come, these are poems of intensely felt moments.
They create a vision both troubled and informed by doubt, where the ghost of a film star may be the closest we can come to grace.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 63 pages
- Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2011
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781852249182
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