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Hat-Stand Union (Paperback)

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Playful in earnest, Caroline Bird in her fourth book of poems turns familiar stories on their heads. Adrift in a surreal world of the everyday, Bird's protagonists declaim Chekhov in supermarkets, purchase mail-order tears, sing love-songs to hat-stands. At the centre of the collection Bird evokes the sinister side of Camelot, haunted by the experiments of its crazed tyrant-king. Bird's characters and voices are at once savvy and vulnerable; underlying the exuberance is empathy with those who have lost themselves somewhere along the way. The everyday world of The Hat-Stand Union is beautiful, ominous and full of surprise.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd Publication Date: 31/07/2013 ISBN-13: 9781847771643  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Caroline Bird is an award-winning poet and the author of the collections Looking Through Letterboxes, Trouble Came to the Turnip, and Watering Can. She is the recipient of the Eric Gregory Award and was short-listed for the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and twice for the Dylan Thomas Prize. She was one of the five official poets at London Olympics 2012 and her poem, "The Fun Palace" is erected on the Olympic Site outside the main stadium.

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