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The Virago Book of Wicked Verse, Paperback / softback Book

The Virago Book of Wicked Verse Paperback / softback

Edited by Jill Dawson

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This wonderfully sharp and witty collection of poems - feisty, bawdy, erotic, irreverent - is an illuminating comment on women's ability to transform poetry into a medium of subversiveness.

There are jibes at hypocrisy and prejudice, plenty of sexiness and sauciness, and a riotous turning of the 'Lady Poet' image on its head. ('A falling leaf could stir her. / A wilting, dying rose / would make her write, both day and night, / the most rewarding prose. / She'd find a hidden meaning / in every pair of pants / then hurry home to be alone / and write about romance' - Maya Angelou).

With poets spanning continents and centuries, this anthology demonstrates lavishly the myriad ways in which women can be 'wicked' - by their definition - and wilfully so!

Poems by: Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Aphra Behn, Nina Cassian, Emily Dickinson, Carol Ann Duffy, Lorna Goodison, Jackie Kay, Liz Lochead, Suniti Namjoshi, Grace Nichols, Dorothy Parker, Fiona Pitt- Kethley, Izumi Shikibu, Stevie Smith, Anna Wickham and many more.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9781844082261

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