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Coleshill

Fiona Sampson

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Description:

Deep in limestone country, at the corner of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, lies the village of Coleshill. This haunting new collection from Fiona Sampson is a portrait of place, both real and imaginary; a dreamscape with its roots deep in the local soil. The poems hum with an evocative music of their own: there are hymns of the orchards, verses for walkers, songs for bees. These are slices of life and states of mind; poems of grief, fears and maledictions, but also of renewal, resurrections and the promise of spring. Coleshill emerges as a "parish of sun / and shade"; its darkness and light perfectly balanced. From the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prize shortlisted poet comes a deep, interrogative collection of astonishing clarity and power.

Language:

English

Length:

38m


Chapters

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00:35

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:54


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:19