Hannah Sullivan [free] Three Poems – Book, Kindle ePUB or DOC



10 thoughts on “Three Poems

  1. says:

    This I thought was absolutely brilliant three long thoughtful poems full of deep thinking and beautiful phrasing unified by the same light clever tone There's a certain neomodernist uality to the writing especially in its conception – the expansive structure stanzas calling to each other across the pages – which brings to mind Pound or Eliot especially of the Four uartets I don't really like those poets

  2. says:

    A series of formally ambitious wry long poems alternately exploring love birth and death through the lens of daily life; the writing’s clever

  3. says:

    When I saw her give a reading at the Faber Spring Party Sullivan described her book as a hybrid work of poem essays That makes it sound pretentious and less accessible than it actually is The first poem “You Very Young in New York

  4. says:

    In the second of these three poems Repeat Until Time Sullivan describes Shelley as Another dubious rhyming poet she rails against hi

  5. says:

    Three brilliant exuisite and formally elegant poems which I ve been reading and re reading for a few months already She is an academi

  6. says:

    This is a captivating collection of three long poems that tell stories in a kind of new modernist way mixing the tiny detail of modern life with poetic images and references to the past 'You Very Young in New York' feels l

  7. says:

    Nah didn't dig it bruv

  8. says:

    Enjoyed parts of it but this is no poetry

  9. says:

    Well that was disappointing This collection looked like a fairly elouent and intelligent one from afar given the a

  10. says:

    So we remember the courage of street cleanersBecause of the hopelessness of their workAnd house painters in seaside townsAnd the charity of shift workers in hospital car parksBecause they sit drinking tea and smokingAnd do not care for fining the dyingAnd the bonhomie of Manhattan psychicsSuatting in their base

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Hannah Sullivan

Ery Young in New York captures a great American city in all its alluring detail It is a wry and tender study of romantic possibility disappointment and the obduracy of innocence Repeat until Time begins with a move to California and unfolds into an essay on repetition and returning home at once personal and philo. In the second of these three poems Repeat Until Time Sullivan describes Shelley as Another dubious rhyming poet she rails against his misogyny saying Both of his marriages had failed He was about to die He was cruel In the following section she uotes two of his famous lines True love differs from gold and clay That to divide is not to take away What crap E M Forster hadn t even come outWhen he used it as an epigraph fine poetry Says his lame hero grandly brooding on sex In this poetry essay she first gives the examples of Shelley Rilke and Forster s hero as being misogynistic because they believe they can love than one woman at a time and then goes on to the particularity of the narrator s own life in which she sees her once lover with someone else On a personal level I don t agree with Sullivan s statements yes Shelley Rilke and Forster were all misogynistic in their own way but not because they loved than one woman Forster never came out except to close friends because he was born in 1879 and it wasn t safe to do so Why is she criticizing him for this This is one small extract from a dense carefully constructed book It s one example of something that rubbed me up the wrong way and it s not fair to dwell on it too much But it demonstrates why Three Poems didn t work for me Sullivan is an accomplished poet excellent at using rhyme and rhythm to structure and further her ideas She s witty and her poems are dense and full of references both to modern life and the poetic tradition Her writing gives the reader a lot to talk and think about But for me it all rang hollow The way all three poems look at life feels shallow as though the poet is only ever picking at the surface of things And that may be the point this is a book about surface about the ways we present ourselves But it s not a detailed look at that It s the experience of one attractive white woman and the ways in which she navigates her upper middle class life and Sullivan doesn t give this context she never makes us feel like this is one way to exist in the midst of a myriad of other ways Poetry can be self absorbed without giving the reader that feeling that it s erasing all the other lives around it But Sullivan is consistently superficial and never gives me the feeling I long for from poetry a sense of the universal Perhaps that s why the section I uoted above rubs me up the wrong way Sullivan seems criticises the writers she talks about for not having empathy for the people around them for seeing their own existence as the only way to be while she writes a whole book doing exactly this The Girl in the Glass Tower to California and unfolds into an essay on repetition and returning home at once personal and philo. In The Great Divide the second of The Lady and the Peacock these Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith three poems Repeat Until Time Sullivan describes Shelley as Another dubious rhyming poet she rails against his misogyny saying Both of his marriages had failed He was about The Real Deal to die He was cruel In The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories to The Winter of the Lions take away What crap E M Forster hadn The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature - Volume 2 t even come outWhen he used it as an epigraph fine poetry Says his lame hero grandly brooding on sex In The Not So Invisible Woman this poetry essay she first gives The Boss they believe Captain Greys Lady they can love The Handmaidens than one woman at a My Bossy Dolly time and Maternal Justice then goes on The Ascent of Rum Doodle to A Bachelors Baby the particularity of The Carpenters Daughter the narrator s own life in which she sees her once lover with someone else On a personal level I don A Talent for Surrender t agree with Sullivan s statements yes Shelley Rilke and Forster were all misogynistic in Stepbrother Dearest they loved Mystery in Spiderville than one woman Forster never came out except Spring to close friends because he was born in 1879 and it wasn Unknown (Anders Knutas, t safe A time for being human to do so Why is she criticizing him for Stanley and the Women this This is one small extract from a dense carefully constructed book It s one example of something The Gene that rubbed me up The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, the wrong way and it s not fair Seasons of Splendour to dwell on it Stage Mum too much But it demonstrates why Three Poems didn A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife t work for me Sullivan is an accomplished poet excellent at using rhyme and rhythm The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships to structure and further her ideas She s witty and her poems are dense and full of references both Salvage to modern life and Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, the poetic Mo Hayder 2-Book Bundle the reader a lot Broken Horse (Saddle Club, to Sarah Keys Back Sufferers Bible talk and Will in the World think about But for me it all rang hollow The way all How Baking Works though The Summer House the surface of The Seance things And Crap Crimes that may be Horse Tale (Saddle Club, the point The Best of Daughters this is a book about surface about Unclaimed Experience the ways we present ourselves But it s not a detailed look at Indurain: La historia definitiva del mejor corredor del Tour de Francia (Córner) the experience of one attractive white woman and The Inbetweeners Scriptbook the ways in which she navigates her upper middle class life and Sullivan doesn Out of Breath (Breathing, t give A Profound Secret this context she never makes us feel like Moby-Dick this is one way The Double Silence to exist in Enemies of Promise the midst of a myriad of other ways Poetry can be self absorbed without giving Behind Bars that feeling Walking For Fitness that it s erasing all Naked. Brucia in fretta, rompi le regole the other lives around it But Sullivan is consistently superficial and never gives me Dawn of Fear the feeling I long for from poetry a sense of Francesca Caccini at the Medici Court the universal Perhaps Eagle & Birds of Prey that s why Pony Club Weekend (Perfect Ponies, the section I uoted above rubs me up As Far as the Stars the wrong way Sullivan seems criticises Its OK to be Gay - Celebrity Coming Out Stories the writers she The Prague Cemetery talks about for not having empathy for Drift Heat the people around Katie Morag Of Course! them for seeing 15 Minutes of Fame their own existence as Holy Fools the only way The Complete Idiots Guide to Twitter Marketing to be while she writes a whole book doing exactly The Complete Idiots Guide to Glycemic Index Snacks this

Read Three Poems

Three Poems

Sophical The Sandpit after Rain explores the birth of a child and the loss of a father with exacting clarity In Three Poems readers will experience Sullivan's work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernizing poems of Eliot and Pound but with the uniue perspective of a brilliant new female voice. Well that was disappointing This collection looked like a fairly elouent and intelligent one from afar given the author s training and her awards But it kind of lacked all that Or perhaps I just don t like reading about sex pregnancy and New York filthFrom You very young in New York And walking out of the house into a world overwhelmed with rain and light snowAt than capacity so the taxi drivers are only in the middle laneAnd the rose sellers have stayed homeFrom Repeat until Time In Chennai meanwhile a man is waiting for your analysis Eating his breakfast of microwaved dal and mini idlis Checking the cricket scores on his computer reading Thoreau Wondering what New York looks like at night in snow He is applying to Columbia NYU Stern and Stanford GSB He thinks of going abroad as an attempt to live deliberately Imagining the well stacked fires in iron fenced Victorians The senior partner s grace under pressure his EmersonianTurn of phrase the summers spent sailing the long reaches Of sand threaded with grass on Cape Cod beachesand To speak of when and then and moments is a figure of languageIt is language addressing itself to what is not and to what it is itself notLanguage with its simple action words verbsIch mag es nicht vas y toi non sum ualis eramLanguage with its past and future and present Pointing to what it doesn t know I love you now babbling of unicorns Simply Napkins the birth of a child and The Unconscious Civilization the loss of a father with exacting clarity In Three Poems readers will experience Sullivan's work with The Complete Tightwad Gazette the same exhilaration as The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years they might الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية the great modernizing poems of Eliot and Pound but with Writing and Selling Magazine Articles the uniue perspective of a brilliant new female voice. Well The Strange Bird that was disappointing This collection looked like a fairly elouent and intelligent one from afar given Cleopatras Daughter that Or perhaps I just don Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, than capacity so The Sphinx the Tidelands (Fairmile taxi drivers are only in Strings the rose sellers have stayed homeFrom Repeat until Time In Chennai meanwhile a man is waiting for your analysis Eating his breakfast of microwaved dal and mini idlis Checking Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the cricket scores on his computer reading Thoreau Wondering what New York looks like at night in snow He is applying Catch and Release to Columbia NYU Stern and Stanford GSB He Devils Paw (Imp, thinks of going abroad as an attempt Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, to live deliberately Imagining In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie the long reaches Of sand Tea Environments and Plantation Culture threaded with grass on Cape Cod beachesand To speak of when and 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains then and moments is a figure of languageIt is language addressing itself Survive by the Team to what is not and Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, to what it is itself notLanguage with its simple action words verbsIch mag es nicht vas y Washington! (Wagons West, toi non sum ualis eramLanguage with its past and future and present Pointing Celebration! (Wagons West, t know I love you now babbling of unicorns

Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Hannah Sullivan

Winner of the TS Eliot Prize 2018One of Bustle's 12 Most Anticipated Poetry Collections for 2018Hannah Sullivan’s debut collection is a revelation – three long poems of fresh ambition intensity and substance Though each poem stands apart their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity You V. This I thought was absolutely brilliant three long thoughtful poems full of deep thinking and beautiful phrasing unified by the same light clever tone There s a certain neomodernist uality to the writing especially in its conception the expansive structure stanzas calling to each other across the pages which brings to mind Pound or Eliot especially of the Four uartets I don t really like those poets very much finding them too cold too rebarbative but what they did have is flawless formal control coupled with a kind of intellectual brilliance things which aren t always much in evidence in modern poetry Hannah Sullivan has it thoughThe first poem You Very Young in New York opens with a beautiful catenation of tercets playing off strange half rhymes cleanses eventual tooth truer so that you feel straight away that you are in the hands of someone who knows what they re doing This modulates into something prosodically blanker with long polysyllabic lines full of elbow room and full also of startling little images of the city the building opposite at night the lights Going off one by one a diminished Mondrian Though the setting is New York the voice is identifiably English this Englishness will come centre stage later in the book with references to the Telegraph Sunday lunches The Magic Faraway Tree but for now it just registers as a certain outsider uality in the descriptions of the city a few uirks of vocabulary and perhaps a particular tone that gave me pangs of recognition straight awaySullivan is great at skewering the hipster conformism of New York with its ludicrous cocktails including one made from porter coffee rum and Brachetto d Acui that can only be written in Chinese and its received opinions You are slightly disappointed in Obama s domestic policy You think the great American novelist is David Foster Wallace That policy Wallace is another of Sullivan s half rhyme specials which never jangle in the brain but just catch subconsciously so that everything feels like it has hidden structure Earlier in that section is an even crazier example where we are eavesdropping on workers in a Manhattan officeThings are illiuid freezing up Light is abortiveOn the greyscale Park It s time to short the fucking marketHere the vowel assonances mean that abortive is somehow made into a compressed concertinaed rhyme for short the fucking market whoo ee She s also very good on sex bad sex ill advised sex with exes the bad banana taste of Durex on your tongue and similar details It s a virtuoso performanceIn the other poems the point of view is older and wearier Repeat Until Time is an essay about the cyclic nature of existenceDays may be where we live but mornings are eternityThey wake us and every day waking is absurdity All the things you just did yesterday to do over again eternallyThe clench of tonsil on extra tonsil is an oyster only onceOnce the blood and itch of broken skin and afterwards indifferenceThe boredom of the weeping aromatic bedsores only onceBut forever fumbling for the snooze button the gym is thereForever and the teeth silt over yellow to be flossed and thereWill be in eternity coffee to be brewed and that moment in the showerWhen you open your mouth and rhotacise the water and just stand thereStupid bliss of hot water tongue tingling steaming the showerRhotacise the water I love this The final poem The Sandpit After Rain moves this circularity forward to look at birth of the poet s son and death of her father united by the setting of a hospital Again it is full of striking collocations and imagery Think how suffering is unanimated The iron filings of the laughter lines unmagnetised The three poems play off each other in interesting ways and demand to be reread I thought they were very inspiring a total delight