Out of the Blue: Poems 1975-2001

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Out of the Blue presents a comprehensive selection from her seven previous books of poetry. It also includes a collection of completely new poems remarkable for their sensuous magic, sharp delicacy, and sureness of touch.

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Helen Dunmore is a poet, novelist and children's writter. Her poetry books have been given the poetry Book Society Choice and recommendations, Cardiff International Poetry Prize, Alice Hunt Barlett Award and signal poetry Award. Her last collection, Bestiary,was short listed for the T.sElliot Prize. She has published seven novels and two books of short stories with vicking Penguin, including a spell of winter (1993), talking to the dead (1996), With your crooked heart (1999) and the seige (2001).

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Dunmore is a prolific English poet and novelist (e.g., The Siege) whose work has won numerous awards. This collection brings together poems from eight previous books spanning a quarter century. The poems are grouped together by collection, with the freshest, newest poems appearing first. Recurring images of family, memories, gardens, and people on the street are interwoven with the violence of war, a subject that inhabits much of Dunmore's fiction. Keen powers of observation are evident throughout ("A draught like a bony finger/ felt under the door"), and Dunmore's use of the language is elegantly musical ("five minutes to run/ for the snow-slewed school bus"). Dunmore sees beneath surfaces, and her richly articulated poetry describes these depths hauntingly. Recommended for all libraries with collections of poetry.
Judy Clarence, California State Univ. Lib., Hayward
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