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Overview

A book-length sequence of poems, Matthew Thorburn’s String tells the story of a teenage boy’s experiences in a time of war and its aftermath. He loses his family and friends, his home and the life he knew, but survives to tell his story. Written in the boy’s fractured, echoing voice—in lines that are frequently enjambed and use almost no punctuation—String embodies his trauma and confusion in a poetic sequence that is part lullaby, part nightmare, but always a music that is uniquely his.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807179048
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2023
Series: Barataria Poetry
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

About the Author

Matthew Thorburn is the author of eight poetry collections, including The Grace of Distance, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and the book-length poem Dear Almost, which won the Lascaux Prize.
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