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These are poems about men and boys: married men, self-sufficient men, wounded men, and men 'who own/the earth and love it'; poems about memory and time, set in school classrooms and muddy sports fields; and haunting, tender love poems.
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Published November 9th 2001 by Pan MacMillan (first published January 29th 1996)
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Rebecca
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A new favourite.
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Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, recommended
Published in 1996 to great acclaim, this collection explores relationships, loss, and womanhood. There is little about the themes of these poems that sets them apart, but Clanchy's use of language, particularly her understanding of verbs and of slant-rhyme, is very effective. These poems are not all successful -- some feel too generic, too pared back -- but when they are, they are very beautiful indeed.
Elizabeth
I like Kate Clanchy. But I still find her collections a bit hit and miss. Well worth a look though.
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Kate Clanchy was educated in Edinburgh and Oxford University. She lived in London's East End for several years, before moving to Buckinghamshire where she now works as a teacher, journalist and freelance writer. Her poetry and seven radio plays have been broadcast by BBC Radio. She is a regular contributor to The Guardian newspaper; her work appeared in The Scotsman, the New Statesman and Poetry R ...more
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