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Public Dream

Frances Leviston

Public Dream, Frances Leviston’s first collection of poetry, is one of the most eagerly-awaited debuts in years. Although still in her early twenties, Leviston has already received considerable acclaim for her superbly-crafted and pitch-perfect verse. However, in the apparently effortless balancing of its lyric and metaphysical concerns, in the penetration, range and originality of its thought, Public Dream shows her to possess the maturity to match that skill. This book does more than merely display promise: it announces the arrival of a singular and essential new voice.

Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 978033044054701
Published: 02/11/2007

Frances Leviston

Frances Leviston

Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982. She grew up in Sheffield and read English at St Hilda’s College,Oxford. In 2006 she received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. Public Dream, her first collection, was published in 2007 by Picador and shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The London Review of Books, The Guardian, The Times, The TLS, and various anthologies. She works as a freelance writer and an occasional writing tutor.

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