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The Remedies

The Remedies (Paperback)

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Katharine Towers' second collection is a book of small wonders. From a house drowning in roses to crickets on an August day, from Nerval's lobster to the surrealism of flower remedies, these poems explore the fragility of our relationship with the natural world. Towers also shows us what that relationship can aspire to be: each poem attunes us to another aspect of that world, and shows what strange connections might be revealed when we properly attend to it. The Remedies is a lyric, unforgettable collection which offers just the spiritual assuagement its title promises, and shows Towers emerging as a major poetic talent.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poetsNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & pets Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 26/07/2016 ISBN-13: 9781509813056  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Katharine Towers was born in London and read Modern Languages at St Hilda's College, Oxford. Her first collection, The Floating Man, won the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry, and was shortlisted for both the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Ted Hughes Award, as well as being long listed for the Guardian First Book Award. She lives in the Peak District with her husband and two daughters.

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