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Pessimism for Beginners

Sophie Hannah


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Full of enchanting humor and intimacy, this inventive collection of poems is designed to engage and delight. Rhymed metrical forms are masterfully handled to produce highly amusing effects and traditional prose is manipulated in order to handle contemporary subjects. Moving yet lighthearted, these poems are a complicated brew that poetry lovers of every stripe will enjoy.

Carcanet Press Ltd., 9781857548785, 64pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2007

About the Author

Sophie Hannah is the author of four previous collections of poetry, a book of poems for children, and four novels. In 2004 she was named one of the best poets to emerge in the last decade by the Poetry Book Society.