Stone Age, The

Jen Hadfield

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 18-03-2021

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A lyrical and dramatic collection of poems centered around Shetland from the winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize.

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Description

Jen Hadfield’s new collection is an astonished beholding of the wild landscape of her Shetland home, a tale of hard-won speech, and the balm of the silence it rides upon. The Stone Age builds steadily to a powerful and visionary panpsychism: in Hadfield’s telling, everything – gate and wall, flower and rain, shore and sea, the standing stones whose presences charge the land – has a living consciousness, one which can be engaged with as a personal encounter. The Stone Age is a timely reminder that our neurodiversity is a gift: we do not all see the world the world in the same way, and Hadfield’s lyric line and unashamedly high-stakes wordplay provide nothing less than a portal into a different kind of being. The Stone Age is the work of a singular artist at the height of her powers – one which dramatically extends and enriches the range of our shared experience.

Additional information

Dimensions 153 × 197 mm
Page Count 80