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A collection of poems in which the author uses a host of different voices to speak about themselves: their place in politics and the modern world, even vis-a-vis the universe. Shapcott's first book, "Electroplating the Baby" won a Commonwealth Prize.
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Overview

A collection of poems in which the author uses a host of different voices to speak about themselves: their place in politics and the modern world, even vis-a-vis the universe. Shapcott's first book, "Electroplating the Baby" won a Commonwealth Prize.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192829511
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/3/1992
  • Series: Oxford Poets Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Jo Shapcott has won numerous poetry prizes and awards in Britain. She is currently Education Officer at the South Bank Centre in London.

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Table of Contents

Tom and Jerry Visit England 3
Pavlova's Physics 5
Brando on Commuting 7
Superman Sounds Depressed 9
Goat 11
Love Song with a Flock of Sheep 12
Vegetable Love 14
I'm Contemplated by a Portrait of a Divine 16
Leonardo and the Vortex 17
Her Lover's Ear 18
Matter 19
Muse 20
The Room 21
On Tour; The Alps 22
Phrase Book 26
In the Bath 28
The Windows 31
The Mad Cow Talks Back 41
Shopping 42
The Mad Cow in Love 43
Mad Cow Dance 44
Volumes 46
The Mad Cow Tries to Write the Good Poem 47
A Walk in the Snow 48
The Mad Cow Believes She is the Spirit of the Weather 50
Work in the City 51
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