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Window for a Small Blue Child

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Window for a Small Blue Child tells the story of the creation of a child by in vitro fertilisation. In a sequence of poems framed by the seasons, by the human life-cycle and by the medical techniques of fertility treatment, Gerrie Fellows explores a drama in which science and nature interact. Bodies become maps, science takes on the shape of dreams and folk-tales.

Shortlisted for The Sundial Scottish Arts Council Poetry Book of the Year 2008

Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd (29 Nov 2007)
ISBN-10: 1857548884

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Read the poem ‘Information’ from Window for a Small Blue Child

 

Reviews of Window for a Small Blue Child

“an exciting and important book that extends the territory of poetry.”

Meredith Andrea, Stride Magazine

“Window for a Small Blue Child is at once a daring and skilfully crafted diary, and an exhilarating and cathartic work of art.”

Stewart Conn, Scottish Review of Books

“a stirring and heartfelt collection.”

Sarah Crown, The Guardian

“This is one of the most moving books I have ever read… Gerrie Fellows has given an unparalleled insight into the hopes and trials, fears and indignities of IVF treatment.”

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Words without Borders

Words without Borders

A reading by three Shearsman Poets: Gerrie Fellows with Gerry Loose and New-York based Mark Wei...

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A Necessary Dialogue

A Necessary Dialogue

Echo of Voices Bilingual Poetry Reading with Gerrie Fellows, Jeanette L Clariond and Lauren McC...

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Tracks

Tracks

The hill is a maze of tracks: tyre treads on the banked-up vehicle routes, yesterday’s bo...

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