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This volume features fantastical poems by Mary Coleridge, Charlotte Mew, and Sylvia Townsend Warner, accompanied by four fascinating essays and several poems by Dora Goss in conversation with Coleridge, Mew, and Warner's poems. Goss writes that she chose to focus on these poets because ''of all the poets I could have included they are the most talented among those whose ta ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Aqueduct Press
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As a reader, a lit major, and a poet (sort of...) I am familiar with dozens of poets, and some of my favorites are rather obscure. That being said, I am ashamed to admit I had never heard of Mary Coleridge, Charlotte Mew, or Sylvia Townsend Warner. (Theodora Goss' work I love). This book arrived in my mailbox yesterday, and I skipped my homework to read it from cover to cover. Along with exquisitely fantastical poetry from three exceptionally talented, overlooked woman poets, there is literary c ...more
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I lack the tools to understand/appreciate poetry, for the most part, but I found the commentaries here - and the contextual detail regarding the poets themselves - very insightful.
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Theodora Goss's publications include the short story collection In the Forest of Forgetting (2006); Interfictions (2007), a short story anthology coedited with Delia Sherman; Voices from Fairyland (2008), a poetry anthology with critical essays and a selection of her own poems; and The Thorn and the Blossom (2012), a two-sided novella in an accordion format. She has been a finalist for the Nebula, ...more

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