Faber Poetry: Emma Jones – The Striped World

  • Emma Jones
  • Faber
  • 18/3/2009
  • ISBN: 9780571245383

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With their tidal imagination, the poems in this debut collection sweep between old worlds and new, seeking the lost and recovering the found among shipwrecks, underwater zoos and discovered lands. Emma Jones brings her inventive worlds dramatically to life in a series of vividly distilled meetings – of settlers and indigenous peoples, of seawaters and shore, of humanity and the wilds of nature. Here, tigers stalk the captive and the free, while Death encounters his own double and Daphne tells of her new leaves, ‘They sing, and make the world.’ The same might be said of the poems themselves in this restless and memorable search for belonging.

About the Author

Emma Jones was born and raised in Sydney. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, and a PhD in English from the University of Cambridge. In 2005 she won the Newcastle Poetry Prize, Australia’s largest prize for a single poem, and has been the recipient of an emerging writer’s grant from the Australian Council for the Arts, and the Harper-Wood Studentship in English Poetry and Literature from St John’s College, Cambridge.

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