Faber & Faber 1993
Galileo’s wife, a woman dying of radium poisoning, the first dog in space, a strangely obsessed pianist, an early beneficiary of plastic surgery and a Russian boy whose adventures are limited by the immature powers of his inventor, are among the characters featured in this collection of poetry.
Shortlisted for the Whitbread and Forward Poetry Prizes.
“Her work is immediately striking for its interest in science, and more lingeringly memorable for the way it combines an excited way of thinking with a calm way of looking.”
Andrew Motion, The Observer
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Glyn Maxwell, Vogue
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