By Carolyn Smart
Hooked is a beautiful new selection of seven poems approximately seven recognized or notorious girls: Myra Hindley, cohesion Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth shrewdpermanent. every one of those girls was once addicted to, and her lifestyles contorted through, an dependancy or obsession. the following we've seven diversifications at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – each one in a remarkably distinctive, real voice.
Carolyn clever brilliantly recreates seven lives of significant color. those ladies, all born earlier than the top of global warfare II, fight to discover – or break out – their roles in a society adverse to lady intelligence and ambition. listed here are the agonies of the half-lived lifestyles; abilities and voices which are misplaced or cross off course in seven alternative ways, at a time earlier than the larger freedoms that Feminism delivered to the Western global. no matter if those ladies have creative good fortune or now not they're, in those superb poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tricky lives.
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A Sudden Sky: Selected Poems by Carolyn Smart