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The radio / Leontia Flynn.

The radio / Leontia Flynn.
Flynn, Leontia, 1974-
London : Cape Poetry, 2017.

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64 pages; 20 cm
Shortlisted for the 2017 T. S. Eliot PrizeIn her fourth collection, Leontia Flynn rehearses and resolves the concerns and forms of previous books, beginning with a sequence written in the aftermath of her father's death from Alzheimer's disease and during the care of her daughter in infancy. Moving on to explore the constructed nature of childhood, via a long poem imagining her mother's experiences in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, and in an elegy for Seamus Heaney, the poems also seek to contrast the isolation and privacy of an experience of family life with increasingly pervasive and relentless digital technologies.
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Poems. Selections
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  • English poetry
  • Poetry
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  • Machine generated contents note: The Child, The Family ... -- In the Beginning -- Yellow Lullaby -- Alzheimer's Villanelle -- The Brunties: An Elegy -- Poem in Praise of Hysterical Men and Women -- Bobby Fischer: Very Displaced Elegy -- Gerard Manley Hopkins -- The Radio -- Listening to My Mother Listen to the Radio -- The Radio -- ... And the Outside World -- August 30th 2013 -- Field of Yellow Flowers with Airplane and Standing Figure: Poem for Gavin Turning 40 -- Poem for Ruth in the Heatwave Summer of 1995 -- Out -- Buddleia: Poem in Memory of Roberta Gray -- Black Mould and Mildew: Obsessive-Compulsive Poem for Lawrence -- Flights -- Poem about all the Space I Told My Husband I Needed -- Taking Blood -- The Fish in the Berlin Aquarium -- Wives in Mid-Twentieth Century American Fiction -- Give it Up, Moron -- Government Servants -- I Can't Say I Love You -- Ode to Moy Park -- Poem in Homage to Built Things in Three Dimensions -- Malone Hoard -- The Glitch: Poem for 2016
  • Note continued: The Mast -- Poems Conceived as Dialogues between Two Antagonistic Voices -- First Dialogue -- Second Dialogue -- Third Dialogue.
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  • 9781787330085
  • 1012441806
  • SCSB-12140105
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