How Things Are on Thursday

Overview

A striking performer of her own poems, Ros Barber has the gift of recreating her voice - and the voices of others - on the page. The poems in this debut collection demonstrate her wide range in form and subject and her skill in highlighting the extraordinary within the commonplace. With their leavening of dark humour and their formal dexterity, her poems charm, entertain and provoke.

Ros Barber was born in 1964 in Washington DC. After growing up in Colchester, she studied ...

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Overview

A striking performer of her own poems, Ros Barber has the gift of recreating her voice - and the voices of others - on the page. The poems in this debut collection demonstrate her wide range in form and subject and her skill in highlighting the extraordinary within the commonplace. With their leavening of dark humour and their formal dexterity, her poems charm, entertain and provoke.

Ros Barber was born in 1964 in Washington DC. After growing up in Colchester, she studied Biology at the University of Sussex and worked for some time as a computer programmer. She lives in Brighton with her partner - with whom she runs a small theatre - and her four children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780856463747
  • Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ros Barber was born in 1964 in Washington DC, but her family moved to England during her first year. She studied Biology at the University of Sussex, then English Literature and Philosophy with the Open University, while working as a computer programmer. Since 2000 she has worked as a freelance writer and creative writing tutor for the University of Sussex.

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Table of Contents

Liberation 9
Lafayette super eight 10
Green 18
Fish 19
Well 20
Pronoun 22
Soup 24
Who forgets 25
He'd push my hands together 26
Appointment 28
Waiting for Scott 29
Surfers at Sennen 30
First thought 32
Little Miss Bauhaus 33
The babe 34
What happens to women 35
Refugees 36
Sunk 37
Goddess 38
Fecundity 39
BN1 40
Helping the police with their enquiries 42
The gentle way 44
Missing the opera with my sister 45
Airtight 46
Old school friends 48
I filled the bath with Coty L'Aimant 49
One way of falling 52
How things are on Thursday 54
Why sleep is dangerous 55
Where to go 57
When she pretends to be swimming 58
What gives 60
Who marks himself 63
The dancer 64
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Poetry is not for everyone -these poems are great

    Ros Barber is Englsih, She grew up in Colchester Essex. She has been writing poetry since she was a young girl. Her poems are insightful, honest and easy to understand. I eally enjoyed reading this collection of her poems and will be buying more of her poetry for my grown up children.

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