Lisa Williams

Standard Name: Williams, Lisa


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Literary responses Gillian Allnutt
Lisa Williams detected in this latest collection an increasing severity, evident in sparser, more concentrated stanzas and lines. Yet even as GApeels her poems down to the bone, her rhymes retain a highly lyrical...
Textual Features Gillian Allnutt
Lisa Williams writes that poetry about family and familial inheritance is risky, but Allnutt does not fall prey to sentimentality, partly because objects like the spoon . . . serve as the locus for memory...
Textual Features Gillian Allnutt
Deaf Fishergirl, a poem from the prologue, demonstrates Allnutt's adherence to the concrete and ordinary—in image, language, and metaphor—as well as the distinctive sound of her lines and a characteristic haunting understatement. The poem...


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Williams, Lisa. “An Innovative Music: Two British Poets”. Poetry Daily.