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Claire Hurley

Claire Hurley reviews Jennifer Cooke

The first poetry collection by Jennifer Cooke, *not suitable for domestic sublimation, reveals from its opening pages that it is invested in the political axes of irrelevance/irreverence. The title itself acting as an appendix, an afterthought, the introductory ‘*’ indicates a paradoxical amendment to what has just been said. This is how the poems emerge; as juxtapositional post-thoughts in an already oversaturated political conversation.

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Date: 7 July 2015

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