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Jenny Joseph

(b. 1932)


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(1932– ),

poet, born in Birmingham and educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford. Her collections of poems include The Unlooked‐for Season (1960); Rose in the Afternoon (1974), which contains her well‐known poem ‘Warning’, about the joys of defying old age; The Thinking Heart (1978); Beyond Descartes (1983); and Ghosts and Other Company (1995). She employs fable, dramatic monologue, and myth to illumine with unromantic precision a recognizable but not always comfortable everyday world.

Subjects: Literature.


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