Life Without Air-9781783786336

Life Without Air by Lafarge, Daisy

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Author: Lafarge, Daisy

Poetry by individual poets

Published on 5 November 2020 by GRANTA BOOKS in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 96 pages
131 x 195 x 12 | 140g

SHORTLISTED FOR THE TS ELIOT PRIZE FOR POETRY 2020WINNER OF THE SCOTTISH BOOK AWARDS' POETRY BOOK OF THE YEARA POETRY BOOK SOCIETY RECOMMENDATIONSHORTLISTED FOR THE JOHN POLLARD FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE'Whip-smart, sonically gorgeous' - Rae Armantrout, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning VersedWhen Louis Pasteur observed the process of fermentation, he noted that, while most organisms perished from lack of oxygen, some were able to thrive as 'life without air'. In this capricious, dreamlike collection, characters and scenes traverse states of airlessness, from suffocating relationships and institutions, to toxic environments and ecstatic asphyxiations. Both compassionate and ecologically nuanced, this innovative collection bridges poetry and prose to interrogate the conditions necessary for survival.