Lavinia Greenlaw & Marie Howe: Being And Nothingness
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Alongside her exquisite poetry, Lavinia Greenlaw has written opera libretti, radio dramas and essays on art. Now she brings her interest in perception, thought and experience to an absorbing and enigmatic new collection of poems, The Casual Perfect. She is joined today by the celebrated American writer Marie Howe, whose poems can be breathtaking and heartbreaking in equal measure. This is a rare opportunity to hear this astonishingly perceptive writer reading her work. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival
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Lavinia Greenlaw set for Edinburgh International Book Festival date19 Aug 2012
Poetry collection The Casual Perfect addresses getting older
At 49, Lavinia Greenlaw is hardly ancient, but her thoughts turn to the experience of getting older in her most recent collection of poetry, The Casual Perfect. ‘I wondered for years, thinking, if the casual perfect were a tense, what would it be? Then…
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