First of the Last Chances [NOOK Book]

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Best-selling poet Sophie Hannah returns with a wonderful collection of poems that explore and celebrate strong feelings: love, hate, anger, hope - and which strip away the veils of hypocrisy and pretence from all aspects of everyday life. From relationships to the world of work, motherhood and marriage, Sophie Hannah tells it how it is in her own inimitable style. Funny and moving, these poems combine traditional form and rhyme with a contemporary take on modern life that simultaneously raises a smile and ...
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First of the Last Chances

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Overview

Best-selling poet Sophie Hannah returns with a wonderful collection of poems that explore and celebrate strong feelings: love, hate, anger, hope - and which strip away the veils of hypocrisy and pretence from all aspects of everyday life. From relationships to the world of work, motherhood and marriage, Sophie Hannah tells it how it is in her own inimitable style. Funny and moving, these poems combine traditional form and rhyme with a contemporary take on modern life that simultaneously raises a smile and provides thoughts to linger over. This collection also include A Woman's Life and Loves, eight poems set to music by the composer Gabriel Jackson that form a song cycle originally concieved as a contemporary and feminist response to the Schumann song cycle. Sophie Hannah's first book was greeted with amazement. The Poetry Review declared, 'Shall I put it in capitals? SOPHIE HANNAH IS A GENIUS.' Each subsequent collection has been formally more inventive, thematically more complex, yet each has met with a similar welcome, and she has become that rare thing, a popular and best-selling poet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847778734
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • File size: 203 KB

Meet the Author

Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah was a fellow commoner in creative arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, and a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She now teaches creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the author of Leaving and Leaving You.
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Table of Contents

Long for This World 9
You Won't Find a Bath in Leeds 10
Out of This World 12
Wells-Next-the-Sea 13
Six of One 14
Seasonal Dilemma 15
Second-hand Advice for a Friend 16
Dark Mechanic Mills 17
Martins Heron Heart 18
Tide to Land 19
The Shadow Tree 20
He is Now a Country Member 21
Silk Librarian 22
God's Eleventh Rule 23
Where to Look 25
Brief Encounter 26
The Cycle 27
Black River 28
The Cancellation 29
The Guest Speaker 31
Everyone in the Changing Room 32
Your Funeral 33
Away-day 35
Mother-to-be 36
Now and Then 37
Healing Powers 38
Homeopathy 39
Your Turn Next 41
To a Certain Person 42
0208 43
Leave 45
Ante-Natal 46
On Westminster Bridge 47
Ballade of the Rift 48
Wedding Poem 49
Royal Wedding Poem 50
GODISNOWHERE (Now Read Again) 51
Metaphysical Villanelle 52
Squirrel's the Word 53
First of the Last Chances 54
View 57
Equals 58
Postcard 59
Match 60
Bridesmaid 61
Test 62
Charge 63
Favourite 64
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