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White Sheets

Published by CB Editions

ISBN: 9780956735959

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Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection.

In Paris, night falls without haste; starlings
flock to the oak. A neighbour appears on her porch,
gives her white cloth
a conjuror’s shake...

Brimming with light, wit and appetite, White Sheets is a book of clear-sighted affection for nature, art and the body, flying in the face of life’s grief and love’s hard obligations.

“These poems... move easily from urban pastorals to domestic portraits, never losing their balance, always commanding their narratives. This is a book of craft, music and a collected vision of life that provides pleasure on every page.”
Eavan Boland

“I doubt whether we will see a more sensuous book, with as much control as this, for a good while.”
George Szirtes on Against Gravity

Beverley Bie Brahic is a poet and translator. A Canadian, she lives in Paris and Stanford, California. Her previous collection, Against Gravity, was published by Worple Press in 2005. Her translation of selected poems by Francis Ponge, Unfinished Ode to Mud (CB Editions, 2008), was shortlisted for the 2009 Popescu Prize for European poetry in translation. Her translation of Apollinaire’s The Little Auto was published by CB Editions in February 2012.

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