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P L A C E

by Jorie Graham
£9.95   paperback  Carcanet Press Ltd (2012)

P L A C E by Jorie Graham AWARDED THE FORWARD PRIZE 2012
 
SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S. ELIOT PRIZE 2012
 
P L A C E begins with a poem dated 5 June 2009, located at St Laurent Sur Mer, better known by its code name Omaha Beach, one of the sites of the American landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944. It is the starting point for a book of poems written in the uneasy lull of a world moving towards an unknowable future. Jorie Graham explores the ways in which imagination, intuition and experience help us to navigate a life we will have no choice but to live. How does one think ethically as well as emotionally in such a world? How does one think of one's child - of having brought a child into this world? How does love continue?
 
As we look back, and are compelled to try to see ahead, P L A C E calls us, in poems of great force and beauty, to inhabit and rejoice in a more responsive and responsible place in the world.

ISBN 13: 9781847771933 | ISBN 10: 1847771939