The Poetry of Sex

by Sophie Hannah

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The Poetry of Sex Synopsis

'It's the way that you say I don't usually do this.' Romance and poetry seem to go hand in hand but - implicit, explicit, nuanced or starkly frank - sex itself has long been a staple subject for poets. And little has changed over the centuries, from Ovid describing a summer afternoon of love-making to Rosemary Tonks telling the Story of a Hotel Room. Sophie Hannah's selection ranges from ancient Rome to modern New York, from gay to straight, from marital bliss to furtive adultery, but her principle has been to go low on the sugar and high on the excitement.

The Poetry of Sex Press Reviews

'Sophie Hannah is among the best at comprehending in rhyming verse the indignity of having a body and the nobility of having a heart' Guardian

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ISBN: 9780241962633
Publication date: 05/02/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241962633
Publication date: 5th February 2015
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Poetry,
Categories: Poetry anthologies (various poets), Sex & sexuality, sex manuals,

About Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is a best-selling, award-winning poet. Her latest collection, First of the Last Chances, was chosen for the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation promotion in June 2004. She regularly performs her poetry to live audiences nationwide and abroad, and recently won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest.  Sophie lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children. Click here to read an interview with Sophie Hannah about her new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders.  Click here to read an interview with Sophie ...

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