Smoothie

Claudine Toutoungi

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd

Published: 28-09-2017

£9.99

A tender, exuberant and deliciously dark exploration of our desire to communicate, whatever the cost.

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SKU: 9781784104122

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Description

Smoothie is Claudine Toutoungi’s debut collection of poems. It takes a tender, exuberant and deliciously dark look at our desire to be heard, whatever the cost; a desire that can be treacherous, comical and sometimes – often enough to fend off despair – fulfilled. Smoothie plots the wayward wanderings of a beguiling cast of misfits – hotel eavesdroppers, city interlopers, lone wolves, phantom bird-watchers, disaffected language robots and triumphant piano-swallowers – as they try to express themselves. The poems are candid without being confessional: the poet’s `I’ encompasses the reader. Language’s smooth surface bubbles up as Toutoungi’s characters reveal their peculiarly twenty-first-century disorientations, riffing off loneliness, authenticity and heartbreak as they go.

Additional information

Dimensions 8 × 135 × 216 mm
Page Count 80