Pint For The Ghost

A Pint for the Ghost is a poetry sequence which encounters the spirits of South Yorkshire legend miners with unfinished business, phantoms who warn of danger, strange characters who only make themselves known in a lonely pub after closing time A Pint for the Ghost was a Poetry Book Society Choice in 2010.Helen Mort was born in Sheffield and grew up in Derbyshire wher A Pint for the Ghost is a poetry sequence which encounters the spirits of South Yorkshire legend miners with unfinished business, phantoms who warn of danger, strange characters who only make themselves known in a lonely pub after closing time A Pint for the Ghost was a Poetry Book Society Choice in 2010.Helen Mort was born in Sheffield and grew up in Derbyshire where she worked in a variety of haunted bars She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and won the Manchester Young Writer prize in 2008 As of 2010 2011, she is the Poet in Residence at the Wordsworth Trust, the youngest poet to have held the position Helen Mort s work is full of ghosts of long forgotten stories, invisible ghosts that haunt landscapes we think we know well This is an exciting collection from a writer who knows the value of the past, and how to set it against the present to illuminate them both Ian McMillan A night time encounter with the ghosts of worked out mines, smoky pubs and deserted highways Award winning poet Helen Mort conjures them all in this compelling odyssey, reinventing and revelling in the voices of her native south Yorkshire Patrick Morris Menagerie Theatre Company
Pint For The Ghost A Pint for the Ghost is a poetry sequence which encounters the spirits of South Yorkshire legend miners with unfinished business phantoms who warn of danger strange characters who only make themselv

  • Title: Pint For The Ghost
  • Author: Helen Mort
  • ISBN: 9781904551737
  • Page: 476
  • Format: None
  • 1 thought on “Pint For The Ghost”

    1. About two hours after I finished Mort's Division Street I purchased Pint for the Ghost. That is a pretty odd thing. Since I started reviewing books, I purchased maybe three this year. I usually have a pile books waiting to be read so I don't have a need to buy. I was so completely floored by Division Street had had to get this book. Pint for the Ghost is a collection for blue collar ghosts who hang out in South Yorkshire's bars. Her poetry has a gritty middle class feel to it, but something more [...]

    2. This is one of my favourite ever poetry reads. A short collection from a performance piece by Helen Mort, all concerned with ghostly happenings and drinking. The stories that are told are often quite gripping, and capture times and places wonderfully. I shall now search out her previous book 'The Shape Of Every Box'.

    3. Very interesting collection -like a concept album. I really liked the x-ray poem and the one about the man trapped in the crevice. Strong voices created.

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