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ISBN
9781844714537
Extent
144pp
Format
Hardback
Publication Date
21-Apr-08
Publication Status
Out of print
Subject
Poetry by individual poets
Trim Size
216 x 140mm

Selected Poems

Synopsis

‘This superb selection of Fiona Pitt-Kethley’s much celebrated poetry portrays an unusual life but also celebrates the things that all women, and all human beings, have in common (mainly sex). Incidents from Pitt-Kethley’s own life are used as a microcosm to portray greater truths. Her frank and at times erotic work is shocking, flagrant and bitingly funny.’

Praise for Previous Work

‘The Christina Rossetti of blow-jobs and Brewer’s droop.’ —Boyd Tonkin, The Observer

‘She´s one of the best poets working today.’ —Molly Parkin

‘Her own salient characteristics are those that used to be called masculine – directness if speech, independence, courage both physical and social, sexual ruthlessness and well-muscled legs.’ —Lucy Hughes Hallet

‘She is a dedicated poet, getting better all the time.’ —A.N. Wilson

‘The only prizes she’d win are of the cattle-market variety.’ —Arts Council England Officer