This title is the winner of the Crashaw prize 2008. Abi Curtis makes the familiar extraordinary, and the supernatural everyday. In poems about animals and clouds, scientists and circus performers, about love and bean-pods, about bruises and myths and the moments before death, her deft use and playful subversions of form give her verse an exquisite poise between gravity and lightness. "Unexpected Weather" has surprises on every page: sensuous surfaces upturned with a single word, moments frozen and held up for inspection, ...

Unexpected Weather 2011, Salt Publishing, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781844718412

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