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    How to burn a woman

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    The poems in Claire Askew's electrifying second collection concern witches, outsiders, and women who don't fit into society. The settings range from London buses and Edinburgh alleyways to the streets of Salem, Massachusetts. Also a novelist, Askew is known for her award-winning DI Birch Scottish crime series published by Hodder.
    ISBN: 9781780375724
    AuthorClaire Askew
    Pub Date21/10/2021
    BindingPaperback
    Pages80
    Availability: In Stock

    Claire Askew's electrifying second collection is an investigation of power: the power of oppressive systems and their hold over those within them; the power of resilience; the power of the human heart. It licks flame across the imagination, and rewrites narratives of human desire. It is a collection for anyone who has ever run through their life 'backwards/ in the dark,/ with no map' - these bright poems illuminate the way.

    How to burn a woman throngs with witches, outsiders, and women who do not fit the ordinary moulds of the world. It is a collection which traces historic atrocities, and celebrates the lives of those accused of witchcraft with empathy, tenderness and rage. It lifts a mirror up to contemporary systems of oppression and, in language that is both vivid and accessible, asks hard questions of our current world.

    These poems also delve deep into love in all its forms: from infatuations to the bitter ending of relationships. They ask what it is we want, how we might go about getting it, and what its cost might be.

    How to burn a woman sweeps the world up in its arms and presents it: a rough bonfire of London buses, Salem streets, Edinburgh closes. Askew's astute, incisive language lifts from every page, throwing sparks.

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    Claire Askew's electrifying second collection is an investigation of power: the power of oppressive systems and their hold over those within them; the power of resilience; the power of the human heart. It licks flame across the imagination, and rewrites narratives of human desire. It is a collection for anyone who has ever run through their life 'backwards/ in the dark,/ with no map' - these bright poems illuminate the way.

    How to burn a woman throngs with witches, outsiders, and women who do not fit the ordinary moulds of the world. It is a collection which traces historic atrocities, and celebrates the lives of those accused of witchcraft with empathy, tenderness and rage. It lifts a mirror up to contemporary systems of oppression and, in language that is both vivid and accessible, asks hard questions of our current world.

    These poems also delve deep into love in all its forms: from infatuations to the bitter ending of relationships. They ask what it is we want, how we might go about getting it, and what its cost might be.

    How to burn a woman sweeps the world up in its arms and presents it: a rough bonfire of London buses, Salem streets, Edinburgh closes. Askew's astute, incisive language lifts from every page, throwing sparks.