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    My Darling from the Lions

    £10.99
    A beautiful and searching debut collection exploring shame, love and healing, from a thrilling new voice.
    ISBN: 9781529045161
    AuthorRachel Long
    Pub Date06/08/2020
    BindingPaperback
    Pages96
    Availability: In Stock

    Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award

    Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection

    'This debut collection is the modern poetry we need to read right now' Stylist

    'An enchanting and heartwarming new voice in poetry.' Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other

    'Beautiful. I'm so glad it was written.' Hollie McNish, author of Nobody Told Me

    Rachel Long's much-anticipated debut collection of poems, My Darling from the Lions, announces the arrival of a thrilling new presence in poetry.

    Each poem has a vivid story to tell - of family quirks, the perils of dating, the grip of religion or sexual awakening - stories that are, by turn, emotionally insightful, politically conscious, wise, funny and outrageous.

    Long reveals herself as a razor-sharp and original voice on the issues of sexual politics and cultural inheritance that polarize our current moment. But it's her refreshing commitment to the power of the individual poem that will leave the reader turning each page in eager anticipation: here is an immediate,wide-awake poetry that entertains royally, without sacrificing a note of its urgency or remarkable skill.

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    Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award

    Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection

    'This debut collection is the modern poetry we need to read right now' Stylist

    'An enchanting and heartwarming new voice in poetry.' Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other

    'Beautiful. I'm so glad it was written.' Hollie McNish, author of Nobody Told Me

    Rachel Long's much-anticipated debut collection of poems, My Darling from the Lions, announces the arrival of a thrilling new presence in poetry.

    Each poem has a vivid story to tell - of family quirks, the perils of dating, the grip of religion or sexual awakening - stories that are, by turn, emotionally insightful, politically conscious, wise, funny and outrageous.

    Long reveals herself as a razor-sharp and original voice on the issues of sexual politics and cultural inheritance that polarize our current moment. But it's her refreshing commitment to the power of the individual poem that will leave the reader turning each page in eager anticipation: here is an immediate,wide-awake poetry that entertains royally, without sacrificing a note of its urgency or remarkable skill.

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