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Assurances

Author: J O Morgan
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A war-poem both historic and frighteningly topical, 'Assurances' begins in the 1950s during a period of vigilance and dread in the middle of the Cold War: the long stand-off between nuclear powers, where the only defence was the threat of mutually assured destruction. Using a mix of versed and unversed passages, Morgan places moments of calm reflection alongside the tensions inherent in guarding against such a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War poetry
War poetry, English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J O Morgan
ISBN: 1787330850 9781787330856
OCLC Number: 1004762690
Notes: "Cape poetry."
A poem.
Description: 47 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: J.O. Morgan.

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**SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION**A war-poem both historic and frighteningly topical, Assurances begins in the 1950s during a period of vigilance and dread in the middle  Read more...

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"I seriously doubt I will read a more significant book of poetry this year. The finale is truly affecting, a plangent and profound speck of light." -- Stuart Kelly * Scotsman * "[JO Morgan's] Read more...

 
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