The Chine

Author(s): Mimi Khalvati


The eponymous chine is a memorable feature of the landscape of the Isle of Wight, where Mimi Khalvati grew up, and the first section of her book is a series of poems rooted in the landscapes and houses in which she has lived, a past coming into focus, refigured from memories elicited by language, passion and tragedy. The second part of The Chine includes a new sequence, The Inwardness of Elephants, and concentrates on family themes. In the final part of the book Khalvati's wonderful lyrical skills, now playfully and now in earnest, explore the necessary connections between love in all its forms, and the art of making poetry.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781857545470
  • : Carcanet Press
  • : Carcanet Press
  • : April 2002
  • : .26 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.5 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mimi Khalvati
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : good
  • : 78