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The Missing Girl

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Greek and Roman myth used to be a standard reference in poetry, but such references have become much rarer. This collection finds a way to renew myth by presenting it, at times, in more mundane contexts, but also by adding to it refreshingly contemporary, detailed and vivid images. It also handles narrative with very effective pacing and authority.
Paperback, 23 pages
Published May 2015 by Cinnamon Press

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Caroline
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This pamphlet was one of four winners of the 2014 Cinnamon Press pamphlet competition. I’ve just read these fourteen poems three times in rapid succession and can see why this narrative sequence impressed the judge so much.
The girl who is missing is Persephone but this is not a hackneyed re-telling of the ancient Greek myth but an account, which could have happened this year or last year of the abduction of a girl

‘by a man she should call uncle’ Hell p14

The contemporary resonances make it chill
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Will Kemp studied at Cambridge and UEA before working as an environmental planner in Canada, Holland and New Zealand. In 2006 he was runner-up in the Keats-Shelley Prize 2006 and in 2010 won the Envoi International Poetry Prize and the Cinnamon Press Poetry Collection Award. His first collection, Nocturnes, was published by Cinnamon in 2011. Lowland, his second collection, was published in 2013 an ...more

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