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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd (30 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852249757
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852249755
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 548,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Helen Ivory creates a troubled yet beguiling world rich in irony and disquiet. She possesses a strongly-grounded narrative voice which, combined with her dextrous transformative takes both on reality and on what lies beyond reality's surface, puts one in mind of the darker side of Stevie Smith who said that poetry "is a strong explosion in the sky".' - Penelope Shuttle.

'A direct approach, via deep folklore and dream imagery, to the conundrum of being a woman - in keeping with what I think we mean when we say "women's writing". This book is mischievously dark, rich with anti-logic and harnessed to the power of something we used to call magic' - Katy Evans-Bush.

'She is a visually precise poet, with the gift of creating stunning images with an economy of means - Ivory has established an eerily engaging style. Her poems are like mobiles suspended on invisible threads, charming to watch as they seem to spin by themselves in the air, but capable of administering more than a paper cut on the sensibility of the reader' - James Sutherland-Smith --.

About the Author

Helen Ivory was born in Luton in 1969 and began to write poems at Norwich School of Art in 1997, under the tuition of George Szirtes. She won an Eric Gregory Award in 1999 and then disappeared into a field in the Norfolk countryside to look after two thousand free-range hens. When she emerged ten or so years later, she had two collections with Bloodaxe Books and had helped, with her own bare hands, to build several houses. She is a poet and artist, a freelance creative writing tutor and academic director for creative writing for continuing education at the University of East Anglia, an editor for The Poetry Archive, editor of the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears, and co-organiser with Martin Figura of Cafe Writers in Norwich. She has published four collections with Bloodaxe Books, The Double Life of Clocks (2002), The Dog in the Sky (2006), The Breakfast Machine (2010) and Waiting for Bluebeard (2013). She was awarded an Arts Council writer's bursary in 2005 and in 2008 an Author's Foundation Grant.


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