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The Full Indian Rope Trick


From the publisher:

Colette Bryce’s The Heel of Bernadette was one of the most highly praised new collections of recent years, winning both the Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection, and the Strong Award for best new Irish poet. Her second, The Full Indian Rope Trick – the title poem already the winner of the 2003 National Poetry Competition – sees a leap forward in confidence and range, with Bryce’s dark lyric and darker wit finding many different voices. Whatever subject the poet takes – an Ulster childhood and the child’s growing awareness of her divided community, the surreal life of the natural world, or the more disturbing shadows thrown by our love and desire – it is always addressed with both a compelling emotional candour and an astonishingly musical intelligence.

A Poetry Book Society Recommendation

“Bryce’s vision is questing, disquieting. She seeks out the truths of life and love that transform the human heart. This is a confident, complex, subversive collection that shows us the magic by which one becomes a mature poet.”

Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times

Book Details

Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Picador (1 Oct. 2004)
Language: English
ISBN: 978033043597

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