Selima Hill’s poetry has been called wanton, wildly imaginative, tender, intelligent, dangerous, defiant, subversive and startling. All these qualities are strongly present throughout Gloria, a comprehensive selection drawn from ten formally diverse and thematically unified collections, each offering wild variations on her abiding themes: women’s identities, love and loss, repression and abuse, family conflict and mental illness, men, animals and human civilisation.
Gloria: Selected Poems covers all Selima Hill’s books from Saying Hello at the Station(1984) to Red Roses (2006), and was published at the same time as a new collection, The Hat (2008).
Gloria includes Selima Hill’s Whitbread Poetry Award-winning 2001 collection Bunny and her 1997 collection Violet, which was shortlisted for all three of the UK’s major poetry prizes, the Forward Prize, T.S. Eliot Prize and Whitbread Poetry Award.
Date: 10th June 2018
Extent: 336 pp