Building a City for Jamie

Building a City for Jamie

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Penelope Shuttle is a law unto herself. She writes brilliant, funny, clever, sometimes outrageous, poetry. This lovely new collection shows her slightly disturbed, both by the coming of middle-age, and the growing-up of a daughter. This book is intended for women's studies, and readers of Penelope Shuttle (and her husband and co-author of prose, Peter Redgrove), and other poetry lovers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 132 x 208 x 6mm | 99.79g
  • OxfordPoets
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192825178
  • 9780192825179

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Penelope Shuttle is a law unto herself. She writes strange, brilliant, sometimes outrageous, funny, sad, poetry, which then suddenly moves one with its utter clarity. This collection, her sixth, has an element of disturbance: the approach of middle age, the growing-up of a daughter, underly the poems, which nevertheless still lead the reader in and out of a world where senses are pristine. In the title-poem, one of several story and dream poems, the poet paints a 'city for Jamie', to please some universal or godlike child. The results of this imaginary poem-building are magnificent.
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About Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle was born in Middlesex in 1947. She lives in Cornwall with her husband Peter Redgrave, and their daughter Zoe. Her previous works of poetry include The Orchard Upstairs, The Child Stealer, Adventures with my Horse, The Lion From Rio, and Taxing the Rain.
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