‘I am not a fish’
by Marie Marshall
My T.S. Eliot Prize-nominated collection of poetry I am not a fish is still available direct from the publisher, though I suspect that they might be about to take it out of stock. So if you don’t have a copy right now might be your last opportunity to get one!
I have to say that I’m proud of the collection, written specially for the publisher after their having selected me from a competitive field and published nowhere else. None of the poems are online, none are blogged, tweeted, Facebooked, whatever. If you want to read them, you’re going to have to get them in print.
Let a few reviewers and readers blow a trumpet for me:
“A highly unusual book, with a rich collection of characters…”
“Marie Marshall is a poet of substance. Relatively speaking, I would place her at the level of the late Sylvia Plath…”
“… her poetry is poignant and of a rare beauty.”
“… I am smitten…”
“… a great read…”
“…Marie uses words that intrigue, make you want to know more and draw you into a world of surprising thoughts…”