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  • Published: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141984018
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $26.00

Penguin Modern Poets 3: Your Family, Your Body




Moving and unflinchingly honest poems from three different cultures about experiences of the female body, the family, sexual politics and conflict

Inspired by Penguin's enormously successful '60s series of the same name, the Penguin Modern Poets are succinct, collectible, lovingly-assembled guides to the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry, from the UK, America and beyond. Every volume brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing, allowing the seasoned poetry fan and the curious reader alike to encounter our most exciting new voices.

Volume 3, Your Family, Your Body, features the work of Malika Booker, the Guyanese-British writer and performer behind London- and Chicago-based collective Malika's Kitchen; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sharon Olds, one of America's most brilliant, beloved and candid voices; and Warsan Shire, the poet who lent her words to Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade.

  • Pub date: 15 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141984018
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Authors

Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco, educated at Stanford and Columbia universities, and has lived for many years in New York City. Her books have won many awards over the years. Her last collection, Stag’s Leap, won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. In 2016 she won the Wallace Stevens award for her ‘outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry'.


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