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The Built Moment by Lavinia Greenlaw

The Built Moment

Lavinia Greenlaw

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Category: Poetry, Non-fiction
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 7 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9780571347100

The Built Moment explores what we build out of the provisional: beginnings and endings, arrivals and departures, and the moments we fix as memories, fixing too their joy and pain.

5 stars out of 5
Sarah Crown
2 Feb 2019

"subtlety and an intellectual curiosity"

In both halves, there’s a subtlety and an intellectual curiosity to Greenlaw’s interrogation of this most fundamental subject that belies the wrench and rawness of the material: through her use of form, micro and macro, she manages to exemplify both her father’s experience of time and her own... The poems, short and desolate, capture discrete, disconnected moments... But by building these poems one on top of the other into a coherent whole, Greenlaw overlays his fractured present with her own narrative sense of past and future... these poems range widely, taking in everything from first loves to working days...