My Darling from the Lions

My Darling from the Lions

Paperback (06 Aug 2020) | English

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Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection

'This debut collection is the modern poetry we need to read right now' Stylist

'An enchanting and heartwarming new voice in poetry.' Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other

'Beautiful. I'm so glad it was written.' Hollie McNish, author of Nobody Told Me

Rachel Long's much-anticipated debut collection of poems, My Darling from the Lions, announces the arrival of a thrilling new presence in poetry.

Each poem has a vivid story to tell - of family quirks, the perils of dating, the grip of religion or sexual awakening - stories that are, by turn, emotionally insightful, politically conscious, wise, funny and outrageous.

Long reveals herself as a razor-sharp and original voice on the issues of sexual politics and cultural inheritance that polarize our current moment. But it's her refreshing commitment to the power of the individual poem that will leave the reader turning each page in eager anticipation: here is an immediate,wide-awake poetry that entertains royally, without sacrificing a note of its urgency or remarkable skill.

About the Publisher

Picador

Picador

Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list. Picador has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529045161
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 9197
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 158g
Height: 153mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 12mm