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Co-published by Clutag Press and Agenda Editions.
The poems in Rodin’s Shadow peer into the lives of the great French sculptor’s mistresses, dramatically giving voice to Camille Claudel, Gwen John and Rose Beuret, as well as Clara Westhoff, the neglected sculptress wife of Rilke who was Rodin’s secretary. These are lives beset by passion, obsession and even madness, but also by devotion, as in the case with his long-term companion Rose Beuret, who Rodin finally married in the year they both died.
“A real page turner.”
Patricia McCarthy was born in Cornwall, brought up mainly in Ireland, and has lived in Washington D.C., Paris, Bangladesh, Nepal and Mexico. A small collection, Survival, was published in the US and A Second Skin came out from Peterloo Poets in 1985. Her work has been widely anthologised and a Selected Poems is forthcoming. She now lives in Mayfield, Sussex.
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