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Maiden Speech was the debut collection by Eleanor Brown, a witty poet who writes powerfully of love, and hilariously of love's pitfalls, most notably in her much anthologised girlfriend's revenge poem, 'Bitcherel'. Shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.
|Publication date:||1st May 1996|
|Publisher:||Bloodaxe Books Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Poetry by individual poets,|
Eleanor Brown was born in 1969 and lived in Scotland until the age of 12. She studied English Literature at York. Since graduating she has worked variously as a waitress, barmaid, legal secretary, and minutes secretary, to be able to work also as a poet and translator of poetry. In 2001-2002 she was Creative Writing Fellow at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. She now lives, works, writes, sings (alto) and dances (Argentine tango) in Sheffield. Her debut collection, Maiden Speech, published by with Bloodaxe in 1996, was shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. She was one of the ...More About Eleanor Brown