There Will Be No More Nonsense

Lorraine Mariner

Furniture introduced one of the sharpest and most distinctive new voices to have emerged in English poetry for years, with readers delighted by Lorraine Mariner's gift for combining straight talk and sidelong looks with penetrating psychological insight. Although There Will Be No More Nonsense sees a considerable broadening of Mariner's range, they will be relieved to find her voice as recognizable as ever; however, this is work of terrific variety. There are sly takes on the everyday surrealism of social media, and a series of highly personal (and extremely funny) Holy Virtues and Deadly Sins; there are several of Mariner's trademark dramatic monologues, with the poet adopting the personae of an eighteenth-century housemaid, a tollbooth attendant . . . and a mermaid. Mariner's many voices are acts not of empty ventriloquism, but of great imaginative empathy - unlocking in the lives of others the very secret thoughts that seem to connect with our own.

Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781447253945
Published: 05/06/2014

Lorraine Mariner

Lorraine Mariner

Lorraine Mariner was born in 1974, grew up in Upminster and attended Huddersfield University where she read English, and University College London where she read Library and Information Studies. She works at the Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. Her pamphlet 'Bye For Now' was published by The Rialto in 2005. In 2005 she also received an Arts Council Writer's Award and in 2007 her poem 'Thursday' was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for best individual poem. Photograph (c) Tim Keeler.

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