Today's poem is "Panic Attack"
from Keeping Mum

Bloodaxe Books / Dufour Editions

Gwyneth Lewis' first book in English, Parables & Faxes (Bloodaxe Books, 1995), won the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize and was shortlisted for a Forward Prize, as was her second, Zero Gravity (Bloodaxe Books, 1998). Keeping Mum is her sixth book of poetry.

About Keeping Mum:

"The detective story is as much a structure as a requiem, and we may see that patterns and structures are themselves themes in her poetry. It is at once a religious and a scientific fascination, not with the structures and patterns that explain or console, but with those that mystify and make strange."
—Patrick McGuinness, London Review of Books

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