By Carolyn Smart
Hooked is a gorgeous new number of seven poems approximately seven well-known or notorious ladies: Myra Hindley, solidarity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth shrewdpermanent. each one of those girls was once addicted to, and her existence contorted through, an habit or obsession. the following we've got seven diversifications at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – each one in a remarkably targeted, genuine voice.
Carolyn shrewdpermanent brilliantly recreates seven lives of serious color. those girls, all born earlier than the tip of worldwide warfare II, fight to discover – or get away – their roles in a society opposed to girl intelligence and ambition. listed here are the agonies of the half-lived existence; skills and voices which are misplaced or move off track in seven alternative ways, at a time sooner than the higher freedoms that Feminism delivered to the Western international. even if those girls have inventive luck or no longer they're, in those amazing poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tricky lives.
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A Sudden Sky: Selected Poems by Carolyn Smart