The radio 1395 in the radio leontia flynn exercises her signature wit formal inventiveness bitter irony and unique blend of vernacular speech and literary allusionin the title poem the radio is a portal from the outside world piping explosive news of the northern irish troubles into the poets childhood home her mother constantly turning to field the blow from her . O the radio by leontia flynn is published by cape 10 to order a copy for 850 go to guardianbookshopcom or call 0330 333 6846 free uk pp over 10 online orders only. The radio explores the pressure the interior life faces from both the usual quotidian struggles and the new stridency and quick fire certainties of virtual communication showing her superb mastery of form leontia flynns poems are fragile funny observant and engaging reminding us once again of her originality and importance. Winston salem north carolina wake forest university press 2018 96 pages our grandparents warned us of the existential dread that the modern world would eventually bring to us and in her book the radio leontia flynn gathers those anxieties and weaves them into a tapestry of contemporary lyric dramathe poems are chaotic and finely tuned
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