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The Honey Gatherers: A Book of Love Poems

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Aims to describe the search, the sweetness, the sting and the death of love. This anthology's title is taken from a phrase in Michael Ondaatje's The Cinnamon Peeler, a poem which describes the need to be marked and marked out, by love.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Bloodaxe Books
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Feb 16, 2014 Diana rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romantics
I bought this book when we were looking for a Rilke poem for our wedding ceremony, and fell in love with a number of poems/poets I didn't know. It is a lovely ecclectic compilation of love poems spanning the history of the English language, arranged thematically rather than by period, which works very well.
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Maura Dooley was born in Truro, grew up in Bristol.

Educated at the University of York, she gained a postgraduate certificate of Education at Bristol. She is Lecturer in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

She edited Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets (1997) and The Honey Gatherers: A Book of Love Poems (2002) for Bloodaxe, and How Novelists Work (2000) for Seren. Lif
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