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How Things Are On Thursday

Ros Barber

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Categories: 21st Century, American, Women
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (64 pages)
(Pub. Sep 2004)
9780856463747
£7.95 £7.16
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  • A striking performer of her own poems, Ros Barber has the gift of recreating her voice – and the voices of others – on the page. The poems in this debut collection demonstrate her wide range in form and subject and her skill in highlighting the extraordinary within the commonplace. With their leavening of dark humour and their formal dexterity, her poems charm, entertain and provoke.

    Ros Barber is a lecturer in English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. In addition to three collections of poetry, the last of which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, she has published two novels. Her blank verse novel The Marlowe Papers (2012) was shortlisted for the Bailey's Women's ... read more
     'an honest, unflinching and hugely satisfying debut'
    Neil Rollinson
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