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Making For Planet Alice: New Women Poets

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An anthology of the best of new British and Irish women poets of the '90s. This is a perfect introduction to some of the fresh new voices coming out of Britain and Ireland. These thirty women all published their first books in this decade.
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Published September 1st 1997 by Bloodaxe Books
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Jessica
Jul 24, 2007 rated it liked it
An interesting collection, sort of hit-and-miss. Some of it was rubbish. Some of it was painfully good. Ann Samson, Siobhan Campbell, Eleanor Brown... Eleanor Brown especially. Her poem "Tragic Hero" really struck a chord with me:

"Tragic Hero," Eleanor Brown

Self-styled reluctant womaniser; less
predator, he, than lost-boy-victim, yes?
Touchingly hesitant, he, to confess
that all his life he has been in a mess;

meanwhile, his gentle, adept eyes assess
the fastenings and workings of her dress.

And after
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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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