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- DescriptionThe poems in Earth's Almanac emerged over a fifteen-year period following the untimely death of the poet's sister. Lucy Newlyn adapts the tradition of the 'Shepherd's Calendar' to the phases of grief, condensing a long process of reflection and remembering into the passage of a single year. The poems shift through forms and move between places - Oxford, Borrowdale, and finally Cornwall, where the poet finds a second home near the sea. In these intense expressions of love and loss, anger and guilt, there is smooth path towards consolation.
- Author BiographyLucy Newlyn was born in Uganda, grew up in Leeds, and read English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She is now Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University, and a Fellow of St Edmund Hall. She has published widely on English Romantic Literature, including three books with Oxford University Press, and the Cambridge Companion to Coleridge. Her book Reading Writing and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception (O.U.P, 2000) won the British Academy's Rose Mary Crawshay prize in 2001. Her first collection Ginnel (Carcanet) was published in 2005. She lives in Oxford.
- Author(s)Lucy Newlyn
- PublisherEnitharmon Press
- Date of Publication13/07/2015
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEnitharmon Press
- Weight159 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine21 mm
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