Cabinet of Wonders
This is wild disturbing poetry and in their deceptive way, these poems are profoundly theatrical. They concern a dwarf, a giant, a dead swan, its skin turned inside out, a new born baby bought in the biggest store in Leeds; the theatrical changes achieved by The Skin Clinic, the ecclesiastical masquerades of Venice, Gozo, even St. Ives, its familiarity so spectacular to Barbara Hepworth, whom Angela Dove imagines in conversation. These are poems of exits, entrances and revelations, poems in which, like The Black Lidded Box, characters from her life are offered different versions of what they might have been or done. This is a genuinely exciting collection; a curtain raiser, certainly, to a distinguished career.
Angela Dove was born in Leeds and studied theatre design and acting. She now lives in East London where she works as a freelance writer, design consultant and organiser of poetry events.
First published 2002
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Angela Dove's blog: http://knowledgespacelibrary.blogspot.com/
The International Hippocrates Poetry Prize: she got a commendation for a poem which is published in the 2011 anthology http://www.hippocrates-poetry.org/page10a.html
Her work is also featured on the following poetry site: Poetry PF. http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/angeladovepage.html
and as an audio file on the South Bank Poetry Library site: http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=18900
and on a website "A-Gender" for living women published poets in the UK: http://a-gender.org/poets/angela-dove
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