Ground Water (Paperback)
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Ground Water (Paperback)

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Paperback 64 Pages
Published: 29/01/2004
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In this sparkling debut, Matthew Hollis immerses us in the undercurrents of our lives. Love and loss are buoyed by a house full of milk, an orchard underwater, the laws of walking on water. Rainwater, floodwater, flux – the liquid landscapes which shift relentlessly in Ground Water – threaten and comfort by turns. Matthew Hollis's poems are brimming with courage in adversity as well as the promise of renewal, culminating in a powerful sequence about a father's struggle with terminal illness. Matthew Hollis’s first collection Ground Water was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Whitbread Poetry Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection. His second collection, Earth House, followed in 2023.

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781852246570
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


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An impressive debut…the metaphorical language is finely judged, touching both the landscapes and the people crawling its surface with a shrewd but never less than sympathetic gaze. - D.J.Taylor, Guardian

Matthew Hollis shows an impressive confidence in the promptings of the imagination and no desire at all to ingratiate himself. Craft, not attitude, is what counts. Poems are sometimes called “quiet” when really they’re inaudible. His are genuinely quiet, drawing in the ear to enjoy, for example, his artful rendering in slowed folk-song rhythm of the terror and excitement of floods. - Sean O'Brien, Sunday Times

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