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The Invisible Mender
  • Published: 22 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446444566
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80

The Invisible Mender



The eagarly awaited second collection by one of the finest young woman poets in Britain.

Lucid, complex, sensual and richly textured, the poems in The Invisible Mender are notable for the breadth of their subject matter and the precision of their detail. We travel on journeys through landscapes dense with historical and political meanings, from the post-industrial decline of frozen North America to the stymied fecundity of a London garden paralysed in a heatwave: each emotional and physical climate explored and illuminated by the writer's astonishing images and searching intelligence.

This is the work of unusual power and frankness, unflinching in its steady examination of grief and love, as in the heartbreaking title poem about the poet's loss of her first mother. But here, and in the magnificent long poem 'The Hearing Cure' this explicit engagement with what is difficult also reveals the redemptive, healing force of language.

Sarah Maguire's outstanding first collection of poems, Spilt Milk, was published to considerable critical acclaim and led to her being chosen as one of the New Generation Poets. The Invisible Mender, her eagerly awaited second volume, will confirm her reputation as one of the most exciting young poets in Britain.

  • Published: 22 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446444566
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80

About the author

Sarah Maguire

Born in west London, where she has lived all her life, Sarah Maguire left school early to train as a gardener. The author of four highly praised poetry collections, she is also the editor of Flora Poetica: The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse. The first writer to be sent to Palestine and Yemen by the British Council, she is the founder and director of the Poetry Translation Centre, an organisation that aims to enhance English poetry by engaging with the rich poetic traditions of the UK’s recent immigrant communities.

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Praise for The Invisible Mender

There is wit and lyricism, precision and suggestiveness. Observant of local detail... Sarah Maguire's poems attend to wider issues...without losing their primary sense of physical presence.

TLS

She rarely puts a foot wrong.

Carol Ann Duffy

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