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New Collected Poems
Edited by Claire Harman
ISBN: 978 1 857549 47 8
Categories: 20th Century, Gay and Lesbian, War writings, Women
Published: March 2008
216 x 135 x 30 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
I always fold my gloves, place them palm to palm,
As if in them dwelt the ghosts of your hand and my hand.
Ten years ago you wrote that, and the one rhyme was calm,
And the other rhyme was understand.
from 'I always fold my gloves...'
The first Collected Poems of Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was published by Carcanet in 1982. Since then, more of her work has come to light, including some of the most moving and personal poems she ever wrote. Claire Harman, the original editor and author of the prize-winning biography of the poet, has substantially revised the earlier edition, including over ninety previously uncollected and unpublished poems, with expanded notes, a chronology and an authoritative new introduction.
When Harman's Life was published, it restored Warner, one critic said, to her real place as 'second only to Virginia Woolf among the women writers of our century'. With this collection, the extent of Warner's achievement as a poet can be appreciated.
From reviews of Collected Poems:
'This marvellous book has exceeded my expectations, which were very high indeed...it displays admirable craftsmanship, a subtle, musical ear, and immense variety.' - John Mole, South West Review
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