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Intelligent and humorous, this debut collection showcases multi-faceted and often paradoxical poetry from a talented female writer. Touching upon various topicsfrom the versatility of language and modern cable TV shows to the difficulties of childhood and the power of maternal lovethis compilation brilliantly utilizes satire and metaphor to evoke both laughter and heartbreak. Fans of poetry and women writers will enjoy discovering this striking new voice."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 5.08mm | 90.72g
  • Bridgend, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1854115111
  • 9781854115119
  • 1,711,066

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"Inroads feels refreshingly transatlantic--this is a poet unafraid of crossing boundaries, capable of being as simultaneously playful and serious as good literature always is." --Luke Kennard, poet, "The Migraine Hotel"
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About Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Carolyn Jess-Cooke teaches creative writing at Northumbria University. She is the author of "Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood" and "Shakespeare on Film: Such Things as Dreams are Made of." She is the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, a Tyrone Guthrie Prize for Poetry, and a Northern Promise Award.
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