A Public Woman

A Public Woman New and Selected Poems

Hardback (01 Jul 2015)

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For this book I have chosen poems that travel easily. Having lived all over the place and being married to a girl from New York City, my poems inevitably ponder on questions of identity, home, language etc. I try to do the police in different voices, which is why half of this book is taken up by the voice of an imaginary public woman, an actress who wants to share her rather tumultuous twentieth-century life with us. I am very indebted to the translator, David Colmer, with whom I have collaborated for almost twenty years.

About the Publisher

Eyewear Publishing

Eyewear Publishing

Eyewear Publishing is a new independent press, passionate about producing beautifully designed, fascinating books that remain affordable. Based in London, we celebrate the best writing in English from the UK and overseas. We are strongly poetry focused, bringing readers a varied list that is full of different voices and styles, kept coherent by our dedication to presenting writers of the highest quality. Through our annual Melita Hume Poetry Prize we discover, support and develop exciting new talent, while also taking great pleasure in working with poets at all stages of their careers.

Book information

ISBN: 9781908998422
Publisher: Eyewear Publishing
Imprint: Eyewear Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 839.3117
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 100
Weight: 172g
Height: 231mm
Width: 154mm
Spine width: 14mm