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Disreputable Jane Holland

Disreputable

Jane Holland

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An opportunity to own a digital version of the Revised Second Edition of Jane Hollands debut poetry collection, first published in print by Bloodaxe Books, 1997.Originally published together under the title The Brief History of a DisreputableMoreAn opportunity to own a digital version of the Revised Second Edition of Jane Hollands debut poetry collection, first published in print by Bloodaxe Books, 1997.Originally published together under the title The Brief History of a Disreputable Woman, some of these poems have also appeared in: Blade, The Guardian, Iron, London Magazine, The Mail on Sunday, Making for Planet Alice (Bloodaxe Books, 1997), Oasis, PN Review, Poetry Review, Snooker Scene and The Times Literary Supplement.Jane Holland is an established English poet and arts editor who won an Eric Gregory Award for some of the poems in this debut collection, now published in digital form with some alterations and a reshuffle. English lyricism meets snooker exposé, the longer narrative form is explored, poetic influences are mocked and celebrated. Highly varied, entertaining and unusual poetry.Jane Holland uses language both as a weapon and as a shield. This is an intelligent book, knife-sharp at moments, tender and gentle at others - Brendan Kennelly.Poetically she puts the balls down with an elan rare in new poets - Peter Forbes, The Guardian.Table of ContentsThey Are a Tableau at the Kissing GateSleepersThe Newel PostSleepCherchez La FemmeHangoverSpin CycleThe Brief History of a Disreputable WomanBaize QueensThe Bap ButterersCheatingFlawPulseNot a Love PoemThree Tests for Darwin DukeGreen WatersLove Me NotLast Letter from ParisHoroscope DancingBrighton PilgrimagePost-SirenistsWee Sleekit Cowrin’ Tim’rous BeastieThe TranslatorMisreading the Classics (four poems)Having read up on the subjectBonfireCentury of RainWavelengthOriginal SkinThe GiftAphrodite RevisitedForgetting to RememberCanzoniSong for the Dying