Republic of the Husband

Lucy Tunstall

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Carcanet Press Ltd
30 September 2014
ISBN: 9781847772565
Paperback

From the publisher

Lucy Tunstall's striking debut collection features a cast of characters ranging from Paul Muldoon and Marianne Moore to Aunt Jane, who fell in love 'in 1956, or thereabouts', and Cousin Gillian, who keeps the family's long-case clock in her caravan ('Some people do not think this is an appropriate arrangement'). Using a variety of registers and forms, including dramatic monologue, lyric, collage and found text, Tunstall explores poetry's negotiations of truthfulness and theatricality, accuracy and artifice. Perceptive and humorous, but never sentimental, she reaches into the deep emotions that lie beneath inhibition and the conventions that govern ordinary and extraordinary lives.