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Fair's Fair, Paperback / softback Book

Fair's Fair Paperback / softback


Fair's Fair, Susan Utting's third full poetry collection has been described as `joyous, heartbreaking, ramm'd with life'.

In these poems dead creatures (a stuffed bird, a taxidermist's zebra) and people (a lovable, garrulous old man, a strange, moon-faced woman) come back to life.

The graveyard dead join in the partying and after-hours drinking in the village pub; a lament becomes a celebration of life. Full of desires and ambitions - some fulfilled, some thwarted, from learning to read to reaching the moon, from shape-shifting to living without mirrors - poems are paired to speak to, or reflect each other.

Themes and stories chain-react and echo throughout the book in Utting's trademark rich vocabulary, strong rhythms and distinctive patterns of sound.

Fair's Fair continues to fulfil Adrian Mitchell's description of Susan Utting's work: `Her poems are musical, magical and have a clarity which goes straight to the heart.'


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Two Rivers Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781901677805



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