Two moments in white
by Tiffany Atkinson • from So Many Moving Parts • Bloodaxe Books / Dufour Editions
Tiffany Atkinson's Catulla et al (Bloodaxe Books, 2011) was shortlisted for the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) in 2012 and was a TLS Book of the Year.
So Many Moving Parts
Lyrical and experimental by turns, these poems push familiar events—commuting, telephones, babysitting, foreign travel—to open out toward unanswerable questions...
Final judge: Peter Stitt
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