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The Dead Queen of Bohemia - New & Collected Poems - cover

The Dead Queen of Bohemia - New & Collected Poems

Jenni Fagan

Publisher: Birlinn

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A collection of poetry from “the patron saint of literary street urchins” (The New York Times).The Dead Queen of Bohemia is a journey through a life lived on the edge. With a poetic style influenced by Gertrude Stein and William Burroughs, this collection is woven with surrealistic imagery that is both unflinching and dislocating. Jenni Fagan’s poetry is raw and tough yet beautiful and tender, and with themes of loss and recovery, hope and defiance, represents a clarion call from a self-taught poet who started writing at the age of seven and so far has not stopped. “Full of desire and guitars and witches” (Sunday Herald), The Dead Queen of Bohemia documents the progression of a voice and a life written over the last twenty years, opening with Fagan’s most recent work and including her previous two collections.
Available since: 05/01/2016.
Print length: 176 pages.

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