By Carolyn Smart

Longlisted for the 2010 ReLit Award

Hooked is a beautiful new selection of seven poems approximately seven recognized or notorious ladies: Myra Hindley, cohesion Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth shrewdpermanent. every one of those ladies was once addicted to, and her lifestyles contorted via, an dependancy or obsession. the following we've got seven adaptations at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – every one in a remarkably particular, genuine voice.

Carolyn shrewdpermanent brilliantly recreates seven lives of significant color. those girls, all born earlier than the tip of global struggle II, fight to discover – or break out – their roles in a society antagonistic to lady intelligence and ambition. listed below are the agonies of the half-lived lifestyles; abilities and voices which are misplaced or pass off track in seven alternative ways, at a time prior to the larger freedoms that Feminism delivered to the Western international. even if those ladies have inventive good fortune or now not they're, in those amazing poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tricky lives.

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