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Missel-Child, Paperback / softback Book

Missel-Child Paperback / softback


According to the seventeenth-century herbarium The Garden of Eden, a 'missel-child' is a mysterious being found beneath a mistletoe-covered tree - a changeling, perhaps, 'whereof many strange things are conceived'.

Helen Tookey's first full collection of poems starts from the missel-child to explore archaeologies of identity, place and language.

She is a formally inventive writer, using collage and syllabics, exploring elegy and myth.

The poems in this book create a space in which language enables something to be said and also to be shown.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 71 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781847772183

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