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Stretch of Closures Paperback – 15 Feb 2007

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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Shearsman Books (15 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905700180
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905700189
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,094,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This Shearsman stunning....This is a superb writer in
whose poems nothing happens by chance. It's a book to live with.'
-- Magma 38, Summer 2007

'Claire Crowther is a poet whose confident, highly sensuous
explorations of language and gender deserve to be read and recognised.' -- Poetry Review, Summer, 2007

'Reading this collection is like coming out into sunlight after
spending too long indoors; the poems have the capacity to astonish.' -- The North, 40, Summer 2007


The array of characters in this book of lyric poems personify twenty-first century language, found on adverts, shopfronts, train tickets. "Stretch of Closures" writes down an urban landscape in an alphabet made readable by its citizens. If it is the dead metaphors that define everyday lives, Claire Crowther shakes them up to show not just history but signposts to the future. This is Claire Crowther's first collection.

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