Today's poem is "Klingon Sestina"
from The Simultaneous Dress

Bloodaxe Books / Dufour Editions

Linda France works as a freelance writer and part-time tutor in adult education. She won the Basil Bunting Award in 1988 and 1989, and the Newcastle Brown Ale Poetry Competition in 1993. She was awarded the Arts Foundationís first Poetry Fellowship in 1993. Her first collection, Red, was published by Bloodaxe in 1992. She is the editor of the Bloodaxe anthology Sixty Women Poets (1993).

About The Simultaneous Dress:

"Linda France's work provides further evidence that much of the most energetic, vital poetry today is by women. Her exuberant first collection, Red, compared love unfavorably with jazz. Her third collection, Storyville, devotes a section to this connection. The result, like the music, is very seductive."
—Christina Patterson, Independent

"This is poetry in the most traditional sense, not just word-play and image-play but also sound-play, music."
— Celia McCulloch, Writing Women

"Sensuous and pensive...gentle yet surprisingly hard-hitting."
—Emma Perry, Time Out

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