The Hill of Wool by Jenny Bornholdt

By Sarah Quigley In Poetry

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20th July, 2011
There’s a lovely poem by the Polish writer Wisława Szymborska called Some People Like Poetry. Its title swings straight into a wry qualification: “Some people – /that means not every­one,/Not even most of them, only a few.” I remembered this when I opened my letterbox to find a package containing The Hill of Wool. It’s always a red-letter day – if you’ll excuse the pun – when a new Jenny Bornholdt book appears. For if ever a writer could make not just some people but ...

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