A Sudden Sky: Selected Poems by Carolyn Smart

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, cohesion Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth clever. every one of those girls was once addicted to, and her lifestyles contorted through, an habit or obsession. right here we now have seven adaptations at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – every one in a remarkably exact, genuine voice.

Carolyn shrewdpermanent brilliantly recreates seven lives of serious color. those ladies, all born ahead of the tip of global battle II, fight to discover – or break out – their roles in a society adversarial to woman intelligence and ambition. listed here are the agonies of the half-lived existence; abilities and voices which are misplaced or move off target in seven alternative ways, at a time sooner than the higher freedoms that Feminism dropped at the Western international. even if those girls have inventive luck or now not they're, in those brilliant poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tough lives.

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