Lorraine Mariner has long been one of the less well-guarded secrets in UK poetry, and her many admirers will be delighted by the appearance of her first full-length collection. Sometimes reading like an unholy alliance of Dorothy Parker, Stevie Smith, and Frank O Harabut more often like nothing the reader will have encountered beforeMariner's poetry is sharp, quirky, disarming, disorientating, deceptively skilful, and frequently hilarious. Her gift is to reveal how much of the everyday is purely surreal, and to articulate ...

Furniture 2009, Pan MacMillan, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780330458252

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