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Then

Then

Alison Brackenbury

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The autumnal lyrics in this collection celebrate the cycles of the natural world.

Then, draws on Alison Brackenbury’s lifetime’s experience of rural England, its people and its ways, and the threats to its survival. From the lapwings of her childhood Lincolnshire to the recurrent floods in Gloucestershire, where she has lived for many years, the poems reach urgently to both past and future, finding connections and disconnections. The signs of a changing climate are emblematic of larger erasures.

The poems keenly focus the beauty and the harshness of the natural world. They remind us of our own fragility, and our responsibility: ‘We are made of water. But we forgot.’

Alison Brackenbury loves, lives, hymns and rhymes the natural world and its people like no other poet. Gillian Clarke

The delicate particularity [...] of her style chimes with that of the world. [...] One hopes that Brackenbury’s kind of distinctive formal sensibility won’t disappear any time soon. Vidyan Ravinthiran, Poetry London

Alison has a fine ear for rhythm and sound and, like all good poets, is a sharp observer of the world around us.

Angela France, Gloucestershire Echo

Additional Information

Author Alison Brackenbury
Publisher Carcanet
Publication date 25 Apr 2013
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781847771186

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