A Sudden Sky: Selected Poems by Carolyn Smart

By Carolyn Smart

Longlisted for the 2010 ReLit Award

Hooked is a beautiful new number of seven poems approximately seven recognized or notorious ladies: Myra Hindley, team spirit Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth shrewdpermanent. every one of those ladies used to be addicted to, and her existence contorted by means of, an habit or obsession. the following we now have seven adaptations at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – every one in a remarkably certain, real voice.

Carolyn clever brilliantly recreates seven lives of significant color. those ladies, all born sooner than the tip of worldwide 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 cross off target in seven other ways, at a time ahead of the higher freedoms that Feminism delivered to the Western international. even if those girls have inventive luck or now not they're, in those unbelievable poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tough lives.

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