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    bird of winter

    £9.99
    Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2021 PBS Special Commendation Summer 2021 Alice Hiller's debut performs an act of witness and restitution.
    ISBN: 9781800348691
    AuthorAlice Hiller
    Pub Date19/04/2021
    BindingPaperback
    Pages86
    Availability: In Stock

    Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2021
    PBS Special Commendation Summer 2021
    Alice Hiller's debut performs an act of witness and restitution. Working with her childhood and adolescent medical notes, bird of winter creates a redemptive language to speak the darkness of being sexually abused by a family member. Through the excavated histories of Pompeii and Herculaneum, these poems additionally document the grooming that prepares a child for sexual abuse, and the vulnerability which remains afterwards. Calling up the landscapes and relationships which sustained her, as well as the injury she experienced, Hiller reflects the nature and impact of a crime to which millions around the world are subjected - and asks how we may find our ways towards healing.

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    Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2021
    PBS Special Commendation Summer 2021
    Alice Hiller's debut performs an act of witness and restitution. Working with her childhood and adolescent medical notes, bird of winter creates a redemptive language to speak the darkness of being sexually abused by a family member. Through the excavated histories of Pompeii and Herculaneum, these poems additionally document the grooming that prepares a child for sexual abuse, and the vulnerability which remains afterwards. Calling up the landscapes and relationships which sustained her, as well as the injury she experienced, Hiller reflects the nature and impact of a crime to which millions around the world are subjected - and asks how we may find our ways towards healing.