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Authors: Graham Mort

Published by Seren

ISBN: 9781854115485

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Graham Mort’s formal rigour, instinctive compassion, and warm humanity shine through in this new book, his first since the acclaimed Visibility: New & Selected Poems. Readers will now find a new sort of verse-line, alternating between short and long to propel each narrative along. Also included is the remarkable, ambitious long poem, ‘Electricity’, a fizzing, ecstatic celebration of life after surviving a serious heart attack and bypass surgery.

“A master technician, Mort forswears flash and glamour in favour of an architectural attention to the relationship between form and language, fitting words to lines with a dexterous fluency.”
Sarah Crown, The Guardian (on Visibility: New & Selected Poems)

Graham Mort lectures in the Creative Writing Department at Lancaster University. Among his many awards are the Cheltenham Poetry Competition first prize (twice), a major Eric Gregory Award and two prizes in the Arvon Foundation International Poetry competition. His 1997 collection Circular Breathing (Dangaroo) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His most recent collections are A Night on the Lash (2004) and Visibility: New & Selected Poems (2007), both published by Seren. He is also the winner of the 2007 Bridport Prize for Short Fiction, and his collection of short stories, Touch (Seren, 2010), is longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize. He has spent time in Africa, where he organised a teaching programme for young African writers. He also plays in a jazz band with several of his sons.
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