The English Summer – Holly Hopkins

£9.99

Paperback

*A Poetry Book Society Special Commendation*

Seaweed and sunburn. The death of a fridge. A ‘pie-faced’ St George upstaged by the horse.

The English Summer confronts the illusions and paradoxes of history in poems that reimagine medieval anchorites and 18th-century follies, zombies and the Megabus. This is a landscape populated by overcrowded urban bedsits and burnt-out country piles, where ghosts of the past are sensed beneath dual carriageways and old gods emerge from rotting bindweed. Visceral and analytic at turns, Hopkins’ startling collection probes at the undergrowth of English culture; a white-hot debut by a poet of singular vision.

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Dimensions 21.6 × 13.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

76

Language

English

Dewey

821.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K