|Publisher:||Carcanet Press Ltd.|
The third full collection of poetry from a critically acclaimed British poet begins with a series of 26 poems based on the International Phonetic Alphabet. From there, the poems travel to a variety of locales, including a California ravine, a Venice piazza, the Atlantic Ocean, and outer space. An extract from a new translation of the medieval dream-vision Pearl is also included. Focusing on the themes of love, time, myth, and history, this highly anticipated collection explores the diversity of thought and landscape through the voice and reflection of a distinctively female perspective.