Ground Water by Matthew Hollis

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In this sparkling debut, Matthew Hollis immerses us in the undercurrents of our lives. Love and loss are buoyed by a house full of milk, an orchard underwater, the laws of walking on water. Rainwater, floodwater, flux -the liquid landscapes which shift relentlessly in Ground Water -threaten and comfort by turns. Matthew Hollis's poems are brimming with courage in adversity as well as the promise of renewal, culminating in a powerful sequence about a father's struggle with terminal illness. Ground Water is a startling first collection from a remarkable poet.
 

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Matthew Hollis is the author of Ground Water, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, the Guardian First Book Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Now All Roads Lead to France is his first prose book. It was awarded the H. W. Fisher Best First Biography Prize and the 2011 Costa Biography Prize.
 
Published March 27, 2014 by Bloodaxe Books. 62 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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DJ Taylor enjoys Matthew Hollis's Ground Water, the debut collection from a water-obsessed poet

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