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Barrow Street Press, 2010 - Poetry - 77 pages
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Poetry. Winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize selected by David Wojahn. For philosopher Michel Foucault, "heterotopia" designates a real or imagined space of escape, transformation, or revelation. In Lesley Wheeler's prizewinning second collection, the heterotopia is Liverpool, England, during the middle of the twentieth century--a time and place defined by the Blitz and the privations that followed. Her imaginary Liverpool, however, has a complicated relationship to the real city and to her own life in the United States: it makes visible what was gained and lost in the transition from poverty to prosperity, from oral culture to print overload.

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User Review  - CELIA - Goodreads

This is a wonderful collection of poems set mostly in mid-twentieth century Liverpool. The poems explore the nature of memory and family, and range from experimental free verse to traditional forms ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

Only really dug into the crown of sonnets in the middle of the book, which was lovely in places. Will return for the rest of the book this summer I think. Read full review


Concerning the LTver Bird
Vronhill Street in Liverpool 8
The Calderstones
The Dead Man 1958 51
Lazy Eye 1978 59
Megafauna 65
Notes 73

About the author (2010)

Lesley Wheeler is the author of HETEROTOPIA, HEATHEN, Voicing American Poetry , and other books; she co-edited the anthology Letters to the World with Moira Richards and Rosemary Starace. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Poetry , Slate , and Prairie Schooner . She is Professor of English at Washington and Lee University and lives in Lexington, Virginia. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholar senior research grant to conduct research at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, during the 2010-11 academic year.

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