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Janet Sutherland - Burning the Heartwood

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Janet Sutherland - Burning the Heartwood

Paperback, 88pp, 8x5ins

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Burning the Heartwood is Janet Sutherland's debut collection, and marks the arrival of a talented new lyric voice, with a decided taste for the pastoral. Her arrival is somewhat delayed, as she first made a name as a poet in the 1980s, and was featured in the Paladin anthology, The New British Poetry, but she stopped writing in the 90s and only returned to it in the new century. Her work has been appearing regularly over the past two years in UK and US journals, both print and online. This volume covers both her earlier and her more recent work.

 

"This is an attentive poetry that notices 'the uneven print where in the summer gone / a cow made water and stood in it' — a subtle, self-forgetful poetry that serves, without strut or fret, the natural, human world it is part of. It's a poetry that 'listens to the space / between birdsong' — a poetry where sound and syntax will not break the silence in which something can be said. Far from the madding crowd with its mobile phones, there is a quiet momentousness, caught here." (Gillian Allnutt)

 

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