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The Flower and the Plough

Authors: Rachel Piercey

Published by The Emma Press

ISBN: 9780957459601

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The debut pamphlet by Rachel Piercey, 2008 winner of the prestigious Newdigate Prize, previously won by Oscar Wilde, James Fenton and Andrew Motion.

'Piercey’s oscillations between lover’s ecstasy and love poet’s objectivity are so deft that her analytical lens becomes as much a fascination as the amorous perspective which it focuses. […] Wright’s drawings are exuberant throughout, by turns cartoonish and painterly, playful and simple in the manner of Quentin Blake.' – Andrew Wynn Owen, the Oxonian Review.

A charming collection of love poems by Rachel Piercey, containing her unique reflections on love, heartbreak and relationships. Romantic but never sentimental, Piercey brings her characteristic emotional and linguistic clarity to her treatment of this universal human experience and across the twelve poems builds up a nuanced study of love, passion, heartache and bitterness. The poems are illustrated with line drawings which complement the text and offers the reader a way into the poems via Wright’s personal response.

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