The Air Year

The Air Year

Forward Prize for Poetry 2020 Winner

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Publisher's Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Polari Book Prize 2021
Winner of the 2020 Forward Prize for Best Collection
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2020
A Telegraph Poetry Book of the Month (February 2020)
A Telegraph Book of the Year 2020
A Guardian Book of the Year 2020
A White Review Book of the Year 2020

The Air Year is a time of flight, transition and suspension: signatures scribbled on the sky. Bird's speakers exist in a state of unrest, trapped in a liminal place between take-off and landing, undeniably lost. Love is uncontrollable, joy comes and goes at hurricane speed. They walk to the cliff edge, close their eyes and step out into the air.
Caroline Bird has five previous collections published by Carcanet. Her fifth collection, In These Days of Prohibition, was shortlisted for the 2017 T.S. Eliot Prize and the Ted Hughes Award.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784109028
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Pub date:
Edition: Forward Prize for Poetry 2020 Winner
DEWEY: 821.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 98g
Height: 226mm
Width: 123mm
Spine width: 6mm