Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets

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Maura Dooley
Bloodaxe Books, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 173 pages
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An anthology of the best of new British and Irish women poets of the '90s. This is a perfect introduction to some of the fresh new voices coming out of Britain and Ireland. These thirty women all published their first books in this decade.

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Contents

Moniza Alvi 15 The Laughing Moon
15
Houdini
16
Presents from My Aunts in Pakistan
17
The
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Eleanor Brown 20 Bitcherel
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Jezebel to the Eunuchs
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Tragic Hero
23
Running Hares
34
Kate Clanchy 35 Recognition
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Foreign
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One Night When We Paused Halfway 37 Deadmans Shoes
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For a Wedding
38
Julia Copus 39 Miss Havishams Letter
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Masaccios Expulsion From Paradise
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Pulling the
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Sonnet XLIII
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Siobhan Campbell 26 The Chairmaker
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Big Johns Tears Fall to the River 27 Legacy
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The Constant Welcome
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Tessa Rose Chester 30 Candle at Canterbury
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Buttons
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The Back Seat of My Mothers
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Jane Duran 44 The Mere Pleasure of Flying
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For the Woman Who Dressed Up to Listen to Gigli on the Radio
45
Stillborn
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About the author (1997)

Maura Dooley is the author of Explaining Magnetism and Kissing a Bone and editor of Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets.

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