Poetry Book Society Recommendation Spring 2006
Michelene Wandor's new poetry collection excels in the richness of its subject matter, the witty and sensuous language, the musicality of its rhythms and the way in which she is able to combine sophistication with accessibility.
She is as comfortable with Italian Renaissance music as she is with the poignancy of the history of Europe's Jewish populations. Her retelling of the book of Esther is a tour de force of Midrashic free-form poetry, and her speculation on Shakespeare's Dark Lady of the Sonnets is a tribute to both Elizabethan poetry and a mischievous imagination.
size 138 x 216 mm
Published January 2006