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Selima Hill

Autor(a) de Bunny

25+ Works 207 Membros 2 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Селима Хил

Obras por Selima Hill

Bunny (2001) 38 exemplares
Violet (1933) 25 exemplares
Little Book of Meat (1993) 16 exemplares
Men Who Feed Pigeons (2021) 12 exemplares
Jutland (2015) 11 exemplares
Gloria: Selected Poems (2008) 10 exemplares
The Hat (2008) 9 exemplares
Red Roses (2006) 9 exemplares
People Who Like Meatballs (2012) 8 exemplares
Lou-Lou (2004) 7 exemplares
My Darling Camel (1988) 7 exemplares
Portrait of My Lover As a Horse (2002) 6 exemplares
The Sparkling Jewel of Naturism (2014) 5 exemplares
Fruitcake (2009) 4 exemplares
Saying Hello at the Station (1984) 4 exemplares
My Sister's Horse (1996) 3 exemplares
Women in Comfortable Shoes (2023) 3 exemplares
Splash like Jesus (2017) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições109 exemplares
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1945-10-13
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Hampstead, London, England, UK
Educação
University of Cambridge (New Hall)
Ocupações
poet
Organizações
University of Exeter (Fellow)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Cholmondley Award (1986)
King's Gold Medal for Poetry (2022)

Membros

Críticas

This is a remarkable and affecting collection. There are 7 sequences of poems, each made up of numerous very short poems. They are simple, straightforward and meaningful. I suspect I'll return to these poems frequently.
They are in the main about friendships, relationships, and interactions between men and women.
 
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AlisonSakai | Aug 29, 2022 |
What a strange and interesting book. I have to admit--all signs pointed to my not enjoying this book in any way, not least of which were the readers who recommended it (our tastes usually diverge) and the fact that it so revolves around gender politics (not my thing, to put it lightly). Add into the mix the early recognition that this poetry is often fairly abstract, and I really should have hated this book. And yet....

I have to start by quoting the back cover--as rarely as I think those blurbs are worthwhile, this perfectly sums up why the book works so wonderfully with what it achieves: "The new book is orchestrated to read as one single movement fed by variations on a theme, with each rapid-fire poem blooming suddenly into the light." Indeed, this is more like a long complicated song and the accompanying instrumentals than a traditional book of poetry. It takes time to fall into, but once you begin getting to know the speaker's voice and wandering through the work, it really does suck you in, and strangely powerfully at that.

Simply, this book is a refreshing surprise, and best read in one sitting (an easy endeavor since it's mostly composed of shorter poems). And, to top it all off, there are some lovely lines here--the kind that you read and reread, and that will bring you back to a book. Well worth exploring.
… (mais)
 
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whitewavedarling | May 31, 2011 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
25
Also by
3
Membros
207
Popularidade
#106,920
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
2
ISBN
32
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
4

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