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Byssus

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A brilliant new poetry collection from the winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize

Byssus is Jen Hadfield''s third collection, and her first after the T.S. Eliot prize-winning Nigh-No-Place. Byssus-the name for the strong silk that a mussel uses to root itself to a rock-is an unsurprisingly rich and various collection, but a book first and foremost about home, and what it takes to
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Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 13th 2014 by Picador (first published February 1st 2014)
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Shelves: poetry
The images in these poems didn't really come alive for me.
Mandy Haggith
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Jen is a uniquely brilliant poet. Her poems sparkle with fun, and she makes you look afresh at the world over and over again.
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Shelves: read-in-2015
An interesting look at place through the narrative of poetry. Some delightful poems.
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