Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods (Paperback)
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Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 24/05/2018
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Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods is an unflinching collection of poems that weave between topics from violence against women to time and memory. Tishani Doshi's third full collection in English blends visceral power with artistic elegance, re-imagining form as it sifts through detail and emotion. It follows two earlier, highly praised collections, Everything Begins Elsewhere, published by Bloodaxe in 2012, and her debut, Countries of the Body, winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Tishani Doshi was shortisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2018 for Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods and for her accompanying dance performance of the title poem. Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781780371979
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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The poet revels in a love of language; its capacity for ambiguity, for awe, to express emotional fragility. Sometimes playful and ambivalent, this is an invariably profound and excavating experience in its search for meaning. -- Linton Kwesi Johnson, Canon Mark Oakley and Clare Shaw * Judges of the Ted Hughes Award 2018 *
Tishani Doshi's third collection, Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, chillingly conjures an uprising of dead women who refuse to be silent victims of male violence... Elsewhere, there are frank and moving poems about the experience of ageing and pressures on women to reproduce, as well as a playful imagined meeting with a young Elizabeth Bishop in Madras and an ode to Patrick Swayze. -- Sandeep Parmar * The Guardian (Poetry Books of the Year 2018) *
I've already read Tishani Doshi's poetry collection Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods but I know I'll return to it many times. One of the poems talks about poets `holding the throat of life/ till all the sunsets and lies are choked out/ till only the bones of truth remain' - that's precisely what Doshi does in this intelligent, elegant, unflinching collection. It's very much a collection for this moment in history, but one that will endure long past it. -- Kamila Shamsie * The Guardian (Best Summer Books 2018) *

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