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Book People has an exciting selection of poetry anthologies that have been shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2018 available with savings off RRP, including the category winner Assurances by J.O. Morgan.

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Costa Poetry Award 2018

Book People has an exciting selection of poetry anthologies that have been shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2018 available with savings off RRP, including the category winner Assurances by J.O. Morgan.

  • Assurances

    J. O. Morgan,JO Morgan

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    J.O. Morgan's Assurances is the winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2018.

    A war-poem both historic and frighteningly topical, it begins in the 1950s during a period of vigilance and dread in the middle of the Cold War: the long stand-off between nuclear powers, where the only defence was the threat of mutually assured destruction.

    Using a mix of versed and unversed passages, Morgan places moments of calm reflection alongside the tensions inherent in guarding against such a permanent threat. A work of variations and possibilities, we hear the thoughts of those involved who are trying to understand and justify their roles. We examine the lives of civilians who are not aware of the impending danger, as well as those who are.
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  • Us

    Zaffar Kunial

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    Zaffar Kunial's Us is his debut collection of poems and has been shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2018.

    From the beginning, the poet was a wanderer, a storyteller, an imaginer of bridges between worlds. Kunial is just such a poet and guide for us today. Yet his territory extends much further afield than those of the past. Through Kashmir, where his father was born, to the Midlands of his mother's birth, and further north to ancestors in Orkney, as well as through language, memory and time.

    Already an acknowledged star of the Faber New Poets Scheme, Kunial has won admirers in such measure as to ensure that Us is one of the most anticipated debuts in recent times. Across its pages, he vocalises what it means to be a human being planting your feet upon the dizzying earth - and he does so delicately, urgently, intimately - in some of the most original and touching ways that you will read.
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  • Soho

    Richard Scott

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    Richard Scott's Soho has been shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2018.

    In this intimate and vital debut, Scott creates an uncompromising portrait of love and gay shame. Examining how trauma becomes a part of the language we use, he takes us back to our roots: childhood incidents, the violence our scars betray, forgotten forebears and histories.

    The hungers of sexual encounters are underscored by the risks that threaten when we give ourselves to or accept another. But the poems celebrate joy and tenderness, too, as in a sequence re-imagining the love poetry of Verlaine.
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  • Three Poems

    Hannah Sullivan

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    Hannah Sullivan's Three Poems has been shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2018.

    This debut collection is revelation - three long poems of fresh ambition, intensity and substance. Though each poem stands apart, their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity. Readers will experience Sullivan's work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernising poems of Eliot and Pound, but with the unique perspective of a brilliant new female voice.

    'You, Very Young in New York' captures a great American city, in all its alluring detail. 'Repeat until Time' begins with a move to California and unfolds into an essay on repetition and returning home, at once personal and philosophical. 'The Sandpit after Rain' explores the birth of a child and the lost of a father with exacting clarity'
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