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Six Women Poets (Oxford Student Texts) [Paperback]

Gillian Clarke , Grace Nichols , Fleur Adcock , Carol Rumens , Selima Hill , Liz Lochead , Judith Kinsman
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13 Aug 1992 0198331819 978-0198331810
Six Women Poets offers a selection of contemporary women's poetry from Gillian Clarke, Grace Nichols, Fleur Adcock, Carole Rumens, Selima Hill and Liz Lochhead. This edition, for students studying English Literature at Advanced Level or as part of a college course, contains over 80 poems. Each poet has written an introduction to her poetry, giving insights into the way she writes and reflecting on the cultural influences in her work. In keeping with other Oxford Student Texts, this edition has a Notes section following on from the poems which gives support on individual poems, with glossaries and explanations of words and phrases and comments designed to encourage the student's own response. The Reviews section provides a collection of recent critical material on each poet as a starting point for discussion and written work. The Tasks and a Further Reading list at the end of the text offer opportunities for coursework and wider reading. This volume is the most contemporary in the Oxford Student Texts series, and should attract a lot of extra interest.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (13 Aug 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198331819
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198331810
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 206,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review the spirit of the best current practice at A Level (TES )

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This collection of poetry contains work by Gillian Clarke, Grace Nichols, Fleur Adcock, Carol Rumens, Selima Hill and Liz Lochead and is a very refreshing book. All poems deal with aspects of a woman's life but each are highly individual. There is a refreshing contrast in the way in which each poet expresss her ideas. Gillian Clarke's work is largely personal and domestic, but by incorporating the past, present and future she has made her poetry universal. The patois employed by Grace Nichols is charming, and the colourful language and imagery paints vivid descriptions of slavery, motherhood and childhood. Fleur Adcock's observations on human development in "Tadpoles" is very interesting, and the wickedly funny "The Ram" by Selima Hill is thoroughly successful. Carol Rumens and Liz Lochead provide some very intellectually stimulating and intersting poems. This book works so well because there is such diversity in its poems.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Delivery and condition 7 Sep 2010
The book arrived on time but I was disappointed to find far more notations than I had anticipated.
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