By Carolyn Smart
Hooked is a beautiful new selection 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 via, an dependancy or obsession. right here we've seven diversifications at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – each one in a remarkably certain, real voice.
Carolyn clever brilliantly recreates seven lives of significant color. those girls, all born ahead of the top 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 lifestyles; skills and voices which are misplaced or pass off beam in seven alternative ways, at a time sooner than the larger freedoms that Feminism delivered to the Western international. no matter if those girls have inventive luck or no longer they're, in those extraordinary poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tricky lives.
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A Sudden Sky: Selected Poems by Carolyn Smart