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4.67  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Catherine Smith's first acclaimed collection 'The Butcher's Hands' was a disturbing and exciting book. 'Lip' moves on from its grotesqueries and grand guignol to a fierce, often frantic eroticism through the language of the human body.
Paperback, 63 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Smith/Doorstop, (first published January 1st 2007)
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Dec 30, 2008 Jan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone not easily shocked
Recommended to Jan by: My goodreads friend Nicki
Catherine Smith's second book is full of erotic, exciting poetry. The language is unstilted, with the rhythm of rich conversation. In its facing head-on of difficult subjects, it reminds me of Sharon Olds, but with a lighter, more joyful feel. I'd recommend this fine book to poets and other readers alike.
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Catherine Smith is an award-winning poet and fiction writer; she has also written radio drama, (Jellybelly, broadcast May 2005). Her first short poetry collection, The New Bride, (Smith/Doorstop) was short-listed for the Forward Prize for Best Collection , 2001.

Her first full collection, The Butcher’s Hands (Smith/Doorstop) was short-listed for the Aldeburgh/Jerwood Prize and was a PBS Recommendat
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