Hotels like Houses


This collection provides a range of romantic ironies. Sophie Hannah's poems move beyond satire to the heart of modern matter: loves, lusts, losses, and the foibles of contemporary life.

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This collection provides a range of romantic ironies. Sophie Hannah's poems move beyond satire to the heart of modern matter: loves, lusts, losses, and the foibles of contemporary life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857542523
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Three Hundred Years for Me 7
Where is Talcott Parsons Now? 8
Do I Look Sick? 10
In the Bone Densitometry Room 11
Neither Home Nor Dry 12
Hotels like Houses 13
From A to B (when B is miles from A) 14
Do Detached Houses Want to be Detached? 15
Altering the Angle 16
When He's at Home 17
Slow Start, Weak End 18
Two Sonnets 19
Fair to Say 20
The During Months 21
Three Poems About Cars and Driving 22
The Learner 24
The Treasurer 25
Lusting after Walter Knife 26
To Whom it May Concern at the Whalley Range Driving Test Centre 27
The Pros and the Cons 28
Into His Plans 29
On the Silver Side 30
Preventative Elegy 31
Person Specification 32
The Sight of Mares 33
Glass Eyebrow 34
Four Short Poems 36
She Can Win Favour 38
Ms Quicksand is a Bitch 39
Running into Late 40
The Downfall of Her Oscillating Head 41
Two Poems About Music 42
Soft-Handed Man 43
Selling His Soul 44
Double That Amount 45
Ticket to Staines 46
Postcard from a Travel Snob 47
His Rising 48
Loss Adjuster 49
Two Hundred and Sixty-Five Words 50
I'll Give Him This 51
My Enemies 52
The Subject and the Object 53
What You Deserve 54
All Wrong for Some 55
Nod and Smile 56
Pink and the Gang 57
The Man Who Wouldn't Share His Garden with a Wolf 58
Liberation Day 59
In Layman's Terms 60
The Good Loser 61
A Strong Black Coffee for the Sleeping Dog 62
Sleep Well 64
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