Quiet

Quiet

9780571370337

Winner of the Rathbones Folio Poetry

Prizeshortlisted for the T.S Eliot

Prizeshortlisted for the John Pollard International Poetry

Prizepoetry Book Society Recommendation

In Quiet, Victoria Adukwei Bulley advances a poetics of balance.
The poems collected in these pages mix a technically assured, sonically resonant, surface with a profoundly evocative, scrupulously integrated core. This book is a seismic event; its vibrations will be felt for a long time to come.' Kayo Chingonyi

Victoria Adukwei Bulley's debut collection, Quiet, circles around ideas of black interiority, intimacy and selfhood, playing at the the tensions between the impulse to guard one's 'inner life' and the knowledge that, as Audre Lorde writes, 'your silence will not protect you'. The poems teem with grace and dignity, are artful in their shapes, sharp in their intelligence, and possessing of a good ear, finely attuned to the sonics that fascinate and motivate the writing 'at the lower end of sound'.

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Faber & Faber

2022

Adult Fiction

Poetry and Plays

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