I Want! I Want! by Vicki Feaver

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ISBN-13: 9781787331815

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Description

Description

The title of this collection derives from Blake’s illustration of a child standing with one foot on a ladder to the moon, crying ‘I want! I want!’ In the title poem it represents her childhood ambition to be a poet; in another, she rejects pressure towards achievement and longs to return to the sensual world of the earth. This startlingly honest book follows the ladder of a life for seventy-five years, in poems that show how much is connected. Unlocking the voice of a silenced, powerless girl, Feaver writes about an apparently stable childhood which, to her, was painfully insecure: tormented with parental expectations and sibling jealousy, torn between mother and grandmother. 75pp

Viki Feaver was born in Nottingham in 1943.

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 0.117 g
Format

Paperback

Publication Date

2019

Publisher

Vintage