My Nights in Cupid's Palace

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Mai 2003



In American-born Martha Kapos's highly individual first collection, poems produce a moving world where metaphor is the rule. Delicately nuanced, ambivalent, or intense emotional states are explored that shed light on childhood, adulthood, and the drama of infantile feelings in adult relationships. They insist on the image as their vehicle to take the reader around some sharp corners in a vividly three-dimensional world.


Martha Kapos was born in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Having completed a degree in Classics at Harvard, she came to London for a gap year to study Painting and the History of Art at the Chelsea School of Art and never returned. She stayed on to teach there until 2001 when she became Assistant Poetry Editor of Poetry London. Her poems have appeared in a number of magazines including Poetry Review, PN Review, Poetry Wales, The Manhattan Review, and the TLS. A selection of her poems appeared in Oxford Poets 2002: An Anthology published by Carcanet. My Nights in Cupid's Palace (Enitharmon 2003) was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and won the Jerwood/Aldeburgh Prize for Best First Collection. Her second collection, Supreme Being, is due from Enitharmon in November 08.


'Martha Kapos restores to the everyday its A"lost profileA". The quotidian and the life of the mind are perfectly balanced, and her voice has that rare combination of freshness and maturity.' Moniza Alvi'If one were to imagine a tradition for her, it would include Mallarme and also Wallace Stevens, but these poems are highly original and she has found her own rich and confident voice with which to speak them.' D. M. Black
EAN: 9781900564434
ISBN: 1900564432
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2003
Seitenanzahl: 54 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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