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Abandoned Gardens

Selected and New Poems 1995-2016

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Abandoned Gardens by Alice Kavounas
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"Here is a poet well-travelled in worlds both exterior and interior. Abandoned Gardens is a powerful and essential distillation from this poet's three collections, plus a substantial volume of new work. Locales range from the poet's native America, to her family roots in Greece, and to the UK. Letting go of places and people is a key theme. Unflinching, engaged, observant, authentic, these poems consider the ways in which exile and displacement, caused by the ruthlessness of historical events, impact on our lives. Nothing could be more relevant at the present moment. This, and other subjects, are scrupulously delineated in poems that hold their nerve, whose focus is unsparing, insightful and immediate. Alongside an often rueful clarity there is much wit, fluidity of language, restrained lyricism, and a skilful and varied use of form." - Penelope Shuttle

Author Biography

Alice Kavounas is a poet as well as creator of the new app, Words in Air. Her latest publication, Abandoned Gardens, is her third with Shearsman Books. Born in Manhattan to Greek parents, Alice read English Literature at Vassar. She lives on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, following an intensely urban life in NY and London, teaches via the Poetry School, London, and is married to British historian Frederick Taylor. Over the years, her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Out of Fashion (selected by Carol Ann Duffy, Faber), Poems and Reading for Funerals (selected by Julia Watson, Penguin), Acumen, New England Review / Bread Loaf Quarterly, London Magazine, LRB, Magma, PN Review, The TLS, as well as broadcast on the BBC and ABC. Her short stories have been published in Granta and London Magazine.
Release date NZ
May 19th, 2017
Pages
148
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Shearsman Books
Dimensions
152x229x9
ISBN-13
9781848615366
Product ID
26800684

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