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Perfect Timing: 1 (Wordspace) [Paperback]

Hannah Stone
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26 Feb 2014 Wordspace
'Spell-like and visionary' is the description of Hannah Stone's first collection of poetry which reflects on the interplay between humanity and the natural world, and engages with the arcane and quirky. Time, mortality and love are re-evaluated in deftly spun words. To quote James Nash, 'A new poetic talent is born.'

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  • Paperback: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Wordspace; 1 edition (26 Feb 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0955900433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955900433
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 602,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Hannah Stone commenced an MA in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University in 2013 and 'Perfect Timing' is her debut collection. She is featured poet in Caught in the Net edition 130, April 2014. She takes her inspiration from chance encounters with people, engagement with the natural world and a sideways glances at religion, love and mortality. Her poems have been described as 'spell-like and visionary'. Hannah enjoys performing her poetry at Open Mics and readings. She can be contacted on

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5.0 out of 5 stars A writer to watch, but enjoy her now.... 4 Mar 2014
Let me be honest, I read this book before it became a book, and heard some of these poems at live events and across the table in a local cafe over the last few months. Hannah Stone is somebody I met at a poetry reading about this time last year, and heard her read for the first time then.

Sharing her poetry with such grace and wit as she does in Perfect Timing, I would say there is no other poet now who writes quite like her. She wears her learning lightly, but it glints like elusive treasure throughout her work, as does her talent for observation.

Someone to watch for the future, but more someone to read and savour in this her sparkling, first collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Polished and Perfect Collection 16 Mar 2014
I have read many collections of poetry in recent years but do not usually feel compelled to write a review. This collection, however, is one to shout about!

It is a diverse collection addressing a variety of topics and issues that are easily related to, whilst being thought-provoking and empathetic.

The poet creates a relationship with the reader, gaining an foothold on their world whilst allowing you snapshots of insight into hers.

The poets voice lingers long after the book has been put down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wry wit, precise language and moving insights 19 Jun 2014
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There is a reward on every page of this book, with its sideways take on the world, rich cultural range of reference and easy movement between the beautifully-observed detail and the wider philosophical implications. Stone's themes are many, ranging from the habitual path of a fox through the grass in her garden to marital infidelity, but there is a continuo that links many of the poems which is a celebration of middle age, balanced between maturing children and aging parents, wise enough to know the pleasure of solitude and gardening and the diminution of ego, yet still alive to deep sensual pleasures and the lure of running wild. I loved these poems and will return to them often.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly timed 30 April 2014
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Crisp and evocative, this collection sends mind and soul careering effortlessly into uncharted yet familiar territory. Recommend rereading many times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz poetry 9 Mar 2014
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"He breathed in air, he breathed out light / Charlie Parker was my delight". In respectful echo of Adrian Mitchell's appreciation of the legendary jazz musician, what strikes me most about Hannah Stone is her ability to make us look again at the most ordinary (and extraordinary) moments of our daily life. Gardening, hillside scrambles, relationships between adults (both as lovers and parent/child), self-assembly furniture, and above all history - whether walking through history or meandering through memory as friends die and parents grow old - Hannah is able to capture exactly her own impressions, at the same time as opening a space for the reader to fill in our own and riff on hers. This book would make a great present for people you know will enjoy sharing that quizzical, witty and utterly humane look at our world - and will give every reader, I guarantee, a new insight into the times we live in.

'Square Peg' - the stream of consciousness of a seen-it-all cathedral cat - is my favourite.
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