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Fiona Benson and Daisy Johnson: Vertigo & Ghost

Fiona Benson’s Vertigo & Ghost, the follow-up to her award-winning 2014 debut Bright Travellers, is one of the most hotly-anticipated poetry collections of 2019. Its harrowing central sequence is a retelling of Greek myth, depicting Zeus as a serial rapist; other poems, including the Forward-shortlisted ‘Ruins’, engage with depression, female sexuality and early motherhood.

 Fiona was in conversation with Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under, shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

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