I n my final year as an undergraduate student I chose to study the poetry of Derek Walcott for my dissertation. No-one was ever so articulate in expressing the vicissitudes of our postcolonial selves. I loved how I understood his St. I got all the jokes. I felt like he was writing for me, for my hybrid people.
She Said, He Said - Poem by Belinda Epifania Dube
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The sex life of TS Eliot has traditionally been seen through the prism of his unhappy first marriage and the dysfunctional portrayals of sexuality in his poetry, but a new edition of his work reveals the more assured side of the modernist master. The poem is one of three that were discovered in notebooks handwritten for his second wife, Valerie, who had been his secretary and was nearly 40 years his junior. To the surprise of most who knew them — and particularly to two women who had been pursuing him for years — the couple married in when he was 68 and she was Valerie, who was 5ft 8in 1. She hinted publicly that their sex life was just fine, after an interviewer asked why his first marriage had failed. Obviously he married in order to be stimulated. In another of the revelations of the notebooks, Eliot has restored a line to his great poem The Waste Land, which Vivienne had made him delete from the official version.
These Poems, She Said
When Afternoon of a Faun , the new novel by James Lasdun, landed on my desk, I knew only two things: that this was a MeToo novel about rape allegations written by a man, and that this man had already written a nonfiction book denouncing a woman for trying to ruin his reputation. Needless to say, these conditions boded ill. Lasdun is best known for his memoir, Give Me Everything You Have , an account of his stalking by a former student, whom he gives the pseudonym Nasreen. She wreaks havoc on his life with wildly abusive emails, ranting voicemails, and attacks on his character that eventually extend to his family and professional contacts, including prospective employers.
Bella Thorne, the year-old ex-Disney star, Instagram provocateur, cat enthusiast , weed entrepreneur, porn director and fanatical crafter, wanted more glitter. She yanked a length of sparkling pink yarn around a wooden shuttle and wove it back and forth across a loom. A videographer she brought along traced the zigzag movement, but Ms. Thorne would never post this to Instagram. Her