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The Trees The Trees

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472154729

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 3rd October 2019

Genre: Literature & Literary Studies / Poetry

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In this wistfully lyrical collection, Christle tends to the fragments of selfhood with an ethereal, dreamlike sensibility. Speaking out with stream-of-conscious urgency, the body is exposed as half-human, half-other and held together by holes. As though gazing up through a luscious canopy of green, each poem becomes a vivid spectacle of play and patchwork, as the form itself is flawlessly consistent in mirroring the mesmeric tapestry of trees
Jade Cuttle, Poetry Book Society
Heather Christle's poems may well be one of the places readers turn when they want to know what it was like to be young and paying attention in the early 21st century . . . Her poems are wide awake
Mark Doty
At least once per poem, you feel like the triple-bars just lined up in the slot machine window and you laugh or cry out
John Darnielle
Ecstatic, breathless, full of incandescent humour and wonder . . . Read and love her seemingly spontaneous utterances, spun from her rapt attention to daily life, nature, solitude, romance, to her own reeling and enchanting imagination
Cathy Park Hong
Heather Christle's poems are magical
James Tate