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Today's poem is "Wish"
from The Breakfast Machine

Bloodaxe Books

Helen Ivory was born in Luton in 1969, and lives in Norwich. She has worked in shops, behind bars, on building sites and with several thousand free-range hens. She has studied painting and photography and has a Degree from Norwich School of Art. In 1999 she won an Eric Gregory Award. She has published three collections with Bloodaxe Books, The Double Life of Clocks (2002), The Dog in the Sky (2006) and The Breakfast Machine (2010). She was awarded an Arts Council writerís bursary in 2005 and in 2008 an Authorís Foundation Grant. She has taught creative writing for Continuing Education at the University of East Anglia for nine years and has been Academic Director there for five. She is an editor for the Poetry Archive, a tutor for the Arvon Foundation and is currently studying for a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA.

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Other poems on the web by Helen Ivory:
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Helen Ivory According to Wikipedia.

About The Breakfast Machine:

"Helen Ivory creates a troubled yet beguiling world rich in irony and disquiet. She possesses a strongly-grounded narrative voice which, combined with her dextrous transformative takes both on reality and on what lies beyond realityís surface, puts one in mind of the darker side of Stevie Smith who said that poetry 'is a strong explosion in the sky'. The Breakfast Machine is such an explosion in the sky of contemporary poetry"
— Penelope Shuttle



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