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Because a Woman's Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean

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Through fun and gore, love and monsters, Sugar Magnolia Wilson’s riveting first collection takes readers inside a world where past and present, fiction and fact, author and subject collide. Playful and yet not so sunny, these poems invite you in with extravagant and surprising imagery, only to reveal the uneasy, Frankenstein world within.


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Paperback, 1st, 88 pages
Published March 2019 by Auckland University Press
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Marcus Hobson
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry-shelf
This is a very different collection of poetry, not least because of the different sections of the book. They divide the work into three discreet parts. We start with ‘Dear Sister’, nine separate letters to a sister. Then there are a range of different poems, reflections on a relationship, moving through different stages, and out of the other side. Finally, in ‘Pen pal’, there are fifteen letters addressed to a pen pal who seems disinclined to respond to all that is being said.

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Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A set of strange, dazzling, brilliant poems. Some of the best I've read in a long time. Intriguing and commanding.
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