Flying Underwater: Poems New and Selected


Anne Michaels calls Eva Tihanyi’s poetry “moving and powerful.” Susan Musgrave calls it “very accomplished, beautifully crafted.” Now, almost 30 years after her first book was published in 1983 comes Tihanyi’s latest collection, Flying Under Water: Poems New and Selected, which brings together the best of her previous six volumes plus a group of new poems. The book is edited by Patricia Keeney and introduced by J.S. Porter, who writes: “Tihanyi gives you desire in all its permutations, love in all its dimensions, in all its colours from green to black; she gives you lust and longing, departures, arrivals, and new beginnings. She investigates the possibility and limitations, of truth. She re-choreographs worn moves in the ever-new dance of language.