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Clanchy's verse is immediate and musical, and informed by an acute, ironic intelligence. These are poems about men and boys: married men, self-sufficient men, wounded men, and men `who own/the earth and love it'; poems about memory and time, set in school classrooms and muddy sports fields; and haunting, tender love poems. Clanchy's second collection, Samarkand, was described variously as `enduringly readable' (Time Out) and `very rewarding' (Times Literary Supplement). With these two collections, Clanchy has established herself as one of the most impressive - and enjoyable - of contemporary poets. `Kate Clanchy is a real discovery. It's possible to imagine her becoming a genuinely popular poet, not because she writes down to her audience, but because she writes of what we know in such a way that we come to know it better, more sharply, in better colours' Helen Dunmore


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November 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Slattern
Author(s): Kate Clanchy
ISBN: 0-330-48929-1 / 978-0-330-48929-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 1996 : UK Paperback

Title: Slattern
Author(s): Kate Clanchy
ISBN: 0-7011-6332-1 / 978-0-7011-6332-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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