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By Carolyn Smart

Longlisted for the 2010 ReLit Award

Hooked is a gorgeous new choice of seven poems approximately seven well-known or notorious girls: Myra Hindley, harmony Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth clever. each one of those ladies was once addicted to, and her existence contorted via, an dependancy or obsession. the following we've got seven adaptations at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – every one in a remarkably unique, real voice.

Carolyn clever brilliantly recreates seven lives of serious color. those girls, all born prior to the top of global battle II, fight to discover – or break out – their roles in a society opposed to girl intelligence and ambition. listed here are the agonies of the half-lived lifestyles; abilities and voices which are misplaced or pass off course in seven alternative ways, at a time prior to the better freedoms that Feminism dropped at the Western global. no matter if those girls have creative luck or now not they're, in those unbelievable poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tough lives.

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