If I'm Scared We Can't Win

If I m Scared We Can t Win The Penguin Modern Poets are succinct guides to the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry Every volume brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing allow

  • Title: If I'm Scared We Can't Win
  • Author: Emily Berry Anne Carson SophieCollins
  • ISBN: 9780141982694
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Penguin Modern Poets are succinct guides to the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry Every volume brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing, allowing the curious reader and the seasoned lover of poetry to encounter the most exciting voices of our moment And I was grown up, with your face on,heating spice after sThe Penguin Modern Poets are succinct guides to the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry Every volume brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing, allowing the curious reader and the seasoned lover of poetry to encounter the most exciting voices of our moment And I was grown up, with your face on,heating spice after spice to smoke out the smell of books, to burnthe taste buds off this bitten tongue, avoid ever speaking of you Emily Berry, Her Inheritance If you are not the free person you want to be you must find a place to tell the truth about that To tell how things go for you Anne Carson, Candor I had a moment thereamong the balustradesand once that moment had expiredit graduatedfrom a moment to a life Sophie Collins, Dear No 24601

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    1. I absolutely love this series and I can't wait to keep reading these. I think it's brilliant that Penguin is bringing this concept back and sharing the work of currently working poets. The volumes are beautiful, I love the design and colours, and it was so great to get to read some poetry that I wouldn't have discovered on my own.I really enjoy Emily Berry's work, and liked most of the poems in her section. I found a few things that I liked in Anne Carson and Sophie Collins, but for the most par [...]

    2. A wonderful collection of poetry by some new (to me, at least) voices of women writing right now in the English language. Highlights for me were Emily Berry's 'Some Fears' and 'The Numbers Game' among others. Highly recommended.

    3. I think this series is incredible and a good way to find new contemporary poets.I've wanted to read some Emily Berry for ages so it was great to finally have a sample of her work. My favourite poems were by Sophie Collins; I love the comments on pop culture and literature as a response to a wider issue. They were really clever and witty.

    4. Fucking loved this collection. Love the concept and all poems were fantastic. I have re-read them over and over until it etched in my brain. The whole book is littered with my scribbles, notes and underlined passages and it's sibblings will be giftied in quantities.

    5. 2.5 starsI can't say there was any poem in here that particularly stood out to me. I'm not too impressed, to be honest Emily Berry was probably the best out of the three in my opinion

    6. A great idea and a good introduction to the works of three different authors - unfortunately, two of them were not my cup of tea, but I did like the poems by Emily Berry.

    7. So I picked this up cuz I saw something by Emily Berry and thought it was cool and found this collection which included Anne Carson, one of my favorites, so I said Sophie Collins must be cool, too, let's give it a try. Also the title was very tempting. I wasn't disappointed much at all.I'll go by the order of the book.Berry: Very interesting. She has some great turns of phrases that I really loved "watching the sea is like watching something in pieces continually striving to be whole" "I hard do [...]

    8. Five stars for Emily Berry, a new discovery whose work I will absolutely be buying. Phrases of hers have haunted me for weeks: "Stop. Language is crawling all over me." "Speech is a dark stain spreading." Filled with gorgeous and evocative imagery, yet also at times plain with a very modern, conversational kind of anxiety. Anne Carson I was already a little familiar with--I found her stuff a very mixed bag. Some of it was a wonderful mix of beauty and cleverness. Standouts for me were "Short Tal [...]

    9. While I enjoyed reading this collection, most of the poems were not my cup of tea and didn't really connect with any of them. However I really enjoyed Emily Berry's collection.

    10. Like everyone and their Grandma, I liked Emily Berry best, and I guess that makes me basic.The other two were middle of the road for me, although I overall enjoyed this collection. Hopefully, i will get the rest of the series because I think they are the perfect way to discover new poetry and broaden your reading. I've added Berry's Dear Boy to my wishlist because she really is a gem. Believe the hype kids.

    11. I think it is important to support contemporary poetry and poets, so I applaud Penguin for reviving their Modern Poets series. I do not regret buying and reading this, but I have to say also that I was quite disappointed. Emily Berry was the best of the three, I thought, and I did like several of her poems, even though they were quite allusive and obscure, and difficult to understand. But you could sense that there was a meaning or a story behind the poems, and some of the images or lines were d [...]

    12. Sometimes the right book comes along at exactly the right time, and this is one of those for me. I didn't think I liked poetry, I thought that was a lesson I learned at school, but I was wrong. I've had a bad month for various reasons that I won't go into, but reading Emily Berry's poetry somehow soothed me. Her poem Doubt is exactly how I've felt for weeks. It's short - 4 or 5 sentences, but it summed me up exactly and nearly made me cry in a Waterstones cafe because it was like a little piece [...]

    13. Before I read this collection, I only knew the work of Anne Carson. Carson is a favourite of mine, though I feel that her poetry can be uneven. Some of these poems seem too gimmicky, particularly the extracts from "Red Doc" which I found very hard to follow. But I think this gives an introduction to her work, though some of the long narratives, like The Beauty of the Husband, or Autobiography of Red, don't work so well in extract. I really enjoyed her poem "By Chance the Cycladic People": comple [...]

    14. 2.5*This collection on the whole is intriguing. I liked the language and the form of the poems, but most of them just didn't resonate with me. Emily Berry was my favourite out of the three poets. I will look further into her work as this is the first of her's I have read. Anne Carson talks of topics and subjects that I am not familiar with, so I felt I was missing out on how clever her work is. Sophie Collins baffled me, not in a bad way, but not in a great way either. I would read more of her, [...]

    15. Oh fabulous Penguin design for the revamp of the Modern Poets series which originally ran during the 60s and was brilliantly curated (I pounce on these if I find them in secondhand bookshops). So we have three female poets for part one of the new series and they were interesting and at times damn funny (not something you often say about poetry). But such a pleasurable object to slip into one's pocket for brief interludes of language whilst waiting for trains, children, boiling waterc

    16. A lovely collection of poems that sometimes were quite easy to read but always with some hidden deeper meanings in between the lines. I liked the difference in the styles of the three women and I feel definitely keep an eye out for both collections of them and the next book in this series.Emily Berry: 9/10Anne Carson: 7/10Sophie Collins: 8/10

    17. Penguin relaunches iconic series (this is the third incarnation); a new collection every three months, aims to introduce contemporary poets to a wider audience. Berry's poetry is the most immediately accessible of the three.

    18. I felt really stupid while and after reading this collection of poems. I bought this after reading Milk and Honey, and Mournful of Forever, but unfortunately the vast majority of it went over my head.

    19. So glad this series is back - and with the kind of poetry that makes you fall in love with words all over again.

    20. Though Emily Berry stood out as my favorite, the whole collection was really interesting and I'm looking forward to picking up more of the new Modern Poets series in the future.

    21. Emily Berry's collection blew me away. I intend to read and re-read but on my first read through this is a great little compilation of contemporary poetry.

    22. So excited for any platform that makes contemporary poetry accessible. All the poets here are talented and this is a collection I'll come back to time and again.

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