The Whole & Rain-domed Universe

Colette Bryce

The Whole & Rain-domed Universe is Colette Bryce's much-anticipated follow-up toSelf-Portrait in the Dark. The book presents the reader with an extraordinarily clear-eyed, vivid and sometimes disturbing account of growing up in Derry during the Troubles, with many ghosts both raised and laid to rest. The Whole & Rain-domed Universe is a riveting poetic document of the time; Bryce turns her clear, singing line to darker ends than she has before, describing not just the warmth and eccentricity of family and the claustrophobia of home-life, but also the atmosphere of suspicion, and the real and present threat of terrible violence. Bryce is one of the most widely acclaimed poets of the post-Heaney generation, and this is her most directly personal and compelling work to date.

Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781447263432
Published: 11/09/2014

Colette Bryce

Colette Bryce

Colette Bryce is an Irish poet currently based in the north of England. Her collections with Picador include The Heel of Bernadette (2000), winner of the Aldeburgh Prize, The Full Indian Rope Trick (2004), shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize, and Self-Portrait in the Dark (2008). She received the Cholmondeley Award in 2010. The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (2014) was shortlisted for the Forward, Costa and Roehampton Poetry Prizes, and winner of a Ewart-Biggs Award in memory of Seamus Heaney. Selected Poems, drawing on all her books, is a PBS Special Commendation 2017.

www.colettebryce.com

 

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