A Sudden Sky: Selected Poems by Carolyn Smart

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By Carolyn Smart

Longlisted for the 2010 ReLit Award

Hooked is a gorgeous new selection of seven poems approximately seven recognized or notorious ladies: Myra Hindley, harmony Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth clever. each one of those ladies was once addicted to, and her existence contorted through, an habit or obsession. the following now we have seven adaptations at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – every one in a remarkably special, real voice.

Carolyn clever brilliantly recreates seven lives of significant color. those girls, all born sooner than the top of worldwide battle II, fight to discover – or break out – their roles in a society adversarial to lady intelligence and ambition. listed here are the agonies of the half-lived existence; skills and voices which are misplaced or pass off track in seven alternative ways, at a time prior to the larger freedoms that Feminism dropped at the Western global. no matter if those girls have inventive good fortune or now not they're, in those miraculous poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tough lives.

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