By Carolyn Smart
Hooked is a beautiful new number of seven poems approximately seven recognized or notorious girls: Myra Hindley, solidarity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth clever. every one of those girls was once addicted to, and her lifestyles contorted by way of, an habit or obsession. the following we have now seven adaptations at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – each one in a remarkably specific, genuine voice.
Carolyn clever brilliantly recreates seven lives of significant color. those girls, all born earlier than the tip of worldwide struggle II, fight to discover – or get away – their roles in a society adverse to woman intelligence and ambition. listed below are the agonies of the half-lived lifestyles; abilities and voices which are misplaced or cross off course in seven other ways, at a time earlier than the higher freedoms that Feminism delivered to the Western international. no matter if those girls have inventive luck or now not they're, in those spectacular poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tricky lives.
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A Sudden Sky: Selected Poems by Carolyn Smart