The Meanest Flower

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Carcanet Press Limited, Dec 30, 2007 - Poetry - 83 pages
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Inspired by Shakespeare’s songs, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and Wordsworth’s Lucy poems, this collection of songlike poetry is based on the ubiquitous spread of weeds—like the shallow rooting plants, small poems can grow anywhere. Featuring a number of traditional forms but also showcasing the ancient Persian Ghazal, these poems reinstate the joyful audible aspect of the lyric.

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TS Eliot, thingamabob and tonal conformity
There's much to enjoy in the dark, sparse and occasionally bizarre collections on the shortlist for the 2008 TS Eliot poetry prize. But do poets have a
responsibility to engage with the world in which they live?...
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Contents

The Meanest Flower
11
Lilies of the Valley
24
The Middle Tone
43
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

\Mimi Khalvati is a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College. She is the author of The Chine, In White Ink, and Mirrorwork.

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