By Kate Lilley
Kate Lilley has an impressive literary heritage (her mother is Dorothy Hewett) and is regarded as an outstanding poet in her own right. Ladylike is Lilley's second volume of poetry, much awaited after her 2002 debut Versary (Salt Publishing). She mines the areas of her scholarly specialization - the early modern period, as well as contemporary popular culture - and matches these with some of the 20th century's enduring interests, such as psychoanalysis and the figure of Sigmund Freud. At all times, Lilley applies her sardonic humor and mischievous word play to make her dazzling poems.
Publication Date: 6/1/2012