Voodoo shop

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Chatto & Windus, Apr 23, 2002 - Poetry - 63 pages
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The fifth and best collection of poetry from the award-winning author ofRembrandt Would Have Loved You. Beginning with a love letter and ending with a haunting meditation on departure and migration, Voodoo Shop takes the reader on a series of spectacular journeys across the world. Tori Amos chooses a piano in Vienna; Bridget Riley argues about art in a Venetian piazza; lovers buy each other voodoo dolls in Rio. The poems are separate dramatic scenarios with a strikingly varied cast of characters, but taken all together, they enact a single love story.

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User Review  - jon1lambert - LibraryThing

Another book I bought for the author's dedication - this one inscribed `For Rowenna and to Greek plays'. I found it in Cheltenham's Oxfam bookshop. So much for Greek plays. While on this subject, I ... Read full review

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Ruth Padel is a scholar and poet. Several of her books have been short-listed for the Whitbread and T.S. Eliot Prizes. She is chair of the UK's Poetry Society, and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and of the Zoological Society of London.

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