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Portrait Of The Quince As An Older Woman

Authors: Ellen Phethean

Published by Red Squirrel Press

ISBN: 9781906700904

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In this, her second collection, Ellen Phethean writes about her life in a world made alien with loss and absence. She acknowledges aging but also the pleasure of grandchildren and the recompenses of writing. Her poems explore the older woman’s place in contemporary culture.

Ellen Phethean is a sound artist, poet, playwright and editor, and co-founded Diamond Twig Press with Julia Darling. She spent 2003-04 as Writer in Residence at Seven Stories, the Centre for Children’s Books, in Newcastle upon Tyne where she wrote Wall (Smokestack Books), a teen novel in poems. Her poetry is included in Sauce (Bloodaxe) and has been widely broadcast and anthologised.

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