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The Striped World
     

The Striped World

by Emma Jones
 
With their tidal imagination, the poems in this debut collection sweep between old worlds and new, seeking the lost and recovering the found among shipwrecks, underwater zoos and discovered lands. Emma Jones brings her inventive worlds dramatically to life in a series of vividly distilled meetings - of settlers and indigenous peoples, of seawaters and shore, of

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With their tidal imagination, the poems in this debut collection sweep between old worlds and new, seeking the lost and recovering the found among shipwrecks, underwater zoos and discovered lands. Emma Jones brings her inventive worlds dramatically to life in a series of vividly distilled meetings - of settlers and indigenous peoples, of seawaters and shore, of humanity and the wilds of nature. Here, tigers stalk the captive and the free, while Death encounters his own double and Daphne tells of her new leaves, 'They sing, and make the world.' The same might be said of the poems themselves in this restless and memorable search for belonging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571263134
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
12/09/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
150 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Emma Jones was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, and a PhD in English from the University of Cambridge. In 2005 she won the Newcastle Poetry Prize, Australia's largest prize for a single poem, and has been the recipient of an emerging writer's grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Harper-Wood Studentship in English Poetry and Literature from St John's College, Cambridge.
Emma Jones was born in Sydney and studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Her first book, The Striped World, has won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Collection and is shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 2009-10 she was poet-in-residence at the Wordsworth Trust.

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