No Map Could Show Them

No Map Could Show Them

by Helen Mort


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No Map Could Show Them by Helen Mort

The brillilant second collection from Next Generation Poet, T.S. Eliot and Costa shortlisted poet, Helen Mort.

'When we climb alone
en cordeé feminine,
we are magicians of the Alps -
we make the routes we follow

Helen Mort's riveting second collection is inspired by her two greatest passions: mountaineering and running.

In odes to the young women who tramped the Alps in their skirts and petticoats, long hemlines and 'fashionable shoes', here are poems inspired by Miss Jemima Morrell, a young woman from Yorkshire, who was the first Victorian woman to scale the Swiss peaks. At the heart of the collection lies the breathtaking sequence 'Black Rocks', dedicated to Alison Hargreaves, the British climber who perished at the face of K2.

These are distinctive and unforgettable poems of passion and precipices, of edges and extremes. No Map Could Show Them confirms Helen's position as one of the finest young poets at work today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784740641
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

HELEN MORT was born in Sheffield in 1985, and grew up in nearby Chesterfield. Five times winner of the Foyle Young Poets Award, she received an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and won the Manchester Young Writer Prize in 2008. In 2010, she became the youngest ever Poet in Residence at the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere. Her first collection, Division Street (2013), was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and Costa Poetry Award, and won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. In 2014, she was named as a 'Next Generation Poet', the prestigious accolade announced only once every ten years, recognising the 20 most exciting new poets from the UK and Ireland.

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