The House of the Interpreter

Lisa Kelly
A Poetry Book Society Summer Recommendation 2023
BBC Poetry Extra's Book of the Month August 2023

This, Lisa Kelly's second collection, responds to the repression of British Sign Language (BSL) as its occasion and inspiration. Kelly develops the subject through extended sequences which attend to mushrooms and fungi, lifeforms that develop in secret, unnoticed, unappreciated, yet whose existence enriches everyday life. What can such hidden others teach us – if we attune all our senses?

Subjects: Literature

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This title is available in the following collections: Carcanet Collection  

  • Author: Lisa Kelly
  • Publisher: Carcanet
  • ISBN: 9781800173125