‘The Causal Perfect’ by Lavinia Greenlaw
‘The Casual Perfect’ is the new collection of poetry by UEA Professor of Creative Writing Lavinia Greenlaw and is published by Faber & Faber this week. Professor Greenlaw (pictured) has previously published three books of poetry, most recently ‘Minsk’ (2003), which was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Prize. She has also published a memoir, ‘The Importance of Music to Girls’ (2007), and two novels: ‘Mary George of Allnorthover’, which won France's Prix du Premier Roman Etranger, and ‘An Irresponsible Age’. Her work for radio includes programmes about the Arctic and Baltic, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Dutch landscape painting, as well as several dramas. She also writes opera libretti and song texts.