Held by Elizabeth BurnsHeld by Elizabeth Burns


byElizabeth Burns

Paperback | July 1, 2010

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This remarkable collection explores the complex ways in which people and things are held - both metaphorically and physically - in the world. Through motifs of vessels and containers, Elizabeth Burns' exquisite and energetic poetry investigates the relationships between presence and absence, resilience and fragility. As delicate as they are vivid, the poems in Held resonate with breathtaking emotional power. Previously published as a pamphlet, the central section of the collection, 'The Shortest Days', was winner of the 2009 Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets.
Elizabeth Burns was born in 1957, and brought up in Edinburgh. She has lived most of her life in Scotland, until moving to Lancaster a few years ago. While writing has been her primary drive in life, she has worked in various jobs whilst writing, including as a bookseller and for publishers. Since 1994 she has been teaching creative wr...
Title:HeldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:July 1, 2010Publisher:Birlinn LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1846971705

ISBN - 13:9781846971709