Poetry in Guardian First Book Award shorlist

‘The Shipwrecked House’ by Claire Trevien is one of the eleven short-listed titles for this now prestigious award, finalists to be announced on November 28th.     The book was published in March 2013, a paperback at £8.99.

The book is quite short but average for poetry publishing, containing forty-four poems, one of which was highly commended in the 2013 Forward Prize.   The title is taken from her late grandmother’s  house in Brittany.  Claire.   I will cross my fingers for Claire and look forward to putting a review on this site soon.

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About poetryparc2

Here goes: I write a bit of poetry, sometimes about poetry and any sort of books I take a fancy to. I seem to have a preference for seeing the changes from the Victorian period through to the 1930's, maybe 50's. But, and a big but, could carry that right up to current poetry/performance poetry. Though sometimes my seeming preference for 'imagist' and Nature' might unnerve me for too much too modern. However, I do like to range widely over poetry, and fiction, any and all periods. I also like finding (if only for me) regional or partly forgotten poems and poets. Maybe all this is too eclectic to have a themed 'Blog' but so be it....... I also attempt fiction that might add up to a small mole-hill one day. Plus reviewing new or old books that are relevant to my enthusiasms of Crime fiction, the Arts, Natural History and Special Education. This is on 'wordparc'. I try to record honestly what I think but if something is too bad (to my mind, others may love it!!) then I will not 'blog'. There, what's that if not seemingly random!
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