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Poems 1980-2008 by Jan Owen

Jan Owen’s work deserves to be better known outside the small world of poetry enthusiasts. Her new collection, Poems 1980–2008,contains selected poems from five previous books, and more than forty poems published for the first time under the title Laughing in Greek. Owen’s earlier collections in this period are Boy with a Telescope, Fingerprints on Light, Blackberry Season, Night Rainbows and Timedancing. She has received several awards for her poetry and has been a writer-in-residence in Venice, Paris, Malaysia and Rome. None of this makes her a household name. Owen’s poems work their magic with quiet assurance. She has a…

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