by John | Feb 4, 2015 |

Suffolk Poetry - Blake Morrison: Shingle Street


A new collection of poems by Blake Morrison explores the receding world of the Suffolk coast.

‘A cul-de-sac, a dead-end track,
A sandbanked strand to sink a fleet,
A bay, a bar, a strip, a trap,
A wrecking ground, that’s Shingle Street.’

His first full-length collection for nearly thirty years, Shingle Street explores the eroding landscape ‘abashed by the ocean’s passion’ and the waves that unleash a flood-tide of terror.

"[His] sequence of topical poems lays bare pressing political issues... Ardent and elegiac, and encompassing an impressive range of mood and method, this is a timely offering from a poet of distinct talents." - Random House

Hear Morrison read 'Covehithe', which features in the new collection, here.

Shingle Street is available now in paperback from Penguin Books, £10.

Read Morrison's article published in the Guardian in early 2015 about the literature of the East coast - 'Drowned In A Sea Of Salt' - here.

If Morrison's poetry inspires you why not stay at Shingle Street to enjoy "The starfish on the foreshore. The starling on the saltmarsh. The starlight on the sea."

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