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Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis
Books by this author: Taking Mesopotamia Fathom
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  • Praise for Jenny Lewis 'In this haunted and haunting collection, intuition leads cognition in a pas de deux of great power and beauty.'
    Jon Stallworthy, Oxford Times
    'Her poems delve into her own past, recalling with powerful specificity...'
    Sarah Crown, Guardian
    'Taking Mesopotamia is easily the best collection of poetry I've read so far this year.'
    Gareth Prior's blog
     'Taking Mesopotamia -- a brilliantly ironic title for our times --€“ controls its anger through an accomplished and flexible technique in verse and prose. It is [...] an eloquent rejoinder to those who say poetry can’t, or shouldn'€™t, concern itself with public matters.'
    Bernard O'€™Donoghue
    'Taking Mesopotamia is a truly memorable piece of work. Lewis is an acutely attentive observer, but this is more than a poetic documentary – it lives as much in the ear as in the imagination, so well acoustically arranged that we cannot forget any of the voices in it.'
    Jane Draycott
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