Circling the Core

Circling the Core

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Myra Schneider's new collection opens with a sequence inspired by one of Barbara Hepworth's sculptures and explores the idea of core from different angles. This theme recurs throughout as Schneider tries to capture the sense of what a bird is, searches out what lies at the heart of memories, fraught contemporary situations, ancient places and dream visions. The same need to investigate underlies poems about women's experience. These include a narrative, 'Hotel', and a monologue, 'Eurydice's Version', which reinterpets the Orpheus myth.
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 1904634664
  • 9781904634669
  • 3,694,844

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'An important poet: compassionate, richly sensuous, and with a tactfully impressive delicacy of technique.' Grevel Lindop 'Myra Schneider's poems are typically low key but rich with delays. And often these delays are really arrivals, intricately discovered, alight all over the room. She's not merely promising, she has herself arrived, and delivers.' Les Murray
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About Myra Schneider

Myra Schneider was born in London in 1936 and grew up on the Firth of Clyde. She is the author of four poetry collections from Littlewood, three novels for children from Heinemann, and has three poetry collections published by Enitharmon: Exits, The Panic Bird and Insisting on Yellow. With John Killick she has written Writing for Self-Discovery (Vega,Chrysalis Books) which was re-published in 2002. Her book 'Writing My Way Through Cancer', was published by Jessica Kingsley in 2003. The book is her fleshed-out journal from the year 2000 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It includes poem notes and poems and a section of therapeutic writing ideas.
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