Selected Poems by Sophie Hannah

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...what she does, she does very well indeed. And just because the poems tend towards the rumpty-tumpty-tum, this does not mean they cannot cover a wide range of emotion or expression.
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Sophie Hannah's first book was greeted with amazement. The "Poetry Review" declared, 'Shall I put it in capitals? SOPHIE HANNAH IS A GENIUS.' Each subsequent collection has been formally more inventive, thematically more complex, yet each has met with a similar welcome, and she has become that rare thing, an acclaimed and bestselling poet. Published for the first time in Penguin, this volume includes all of Hannah's best loved verses from "The Hero and the Girl Next Door", "Hotels Like Houses", "Leaving and Leaving You", and "First of the Last Chances".
 

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Sophie Hannah was born in Manchester in 1971, and now lives in West Yorkshire. She has published four collections of poetry and is a regular performer of her own work. In 1995 she won an Eric Gregory Award for her first poetry book, The Hero and the Girl Next Door, and in 1996 she won an Arts Council Award for her second collection, Hotels Like Houses. In June 2004, her fourth poetry book, First of the Last Chances, was chosen for the Poetry Book Society's 'Next Generation' promotion.Sophie also writes fiction and won first prize in the 2004 Daphne Du Maurier Festival short story competition. In May 2007, Sort of Books will publish her first collection of short stories. Her latest novel, Little Face, is published by Hodder & Stoughton.
 
Published June 27, 2006 by Penguin UK. 128 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Nicholas Lezard on May 21 2013

...what she does, she does very well indeed. And just because the poems tend towards the rumpty-tumpty-tum, this does not mean they cannot cover a wide range of emotion or expression.

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