Flora Poetica: The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse

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Sarah Maguire
Chatto & Windus, 2001 - 344 pages
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From Thomas Campion's The Garden in Her Face (1617) to Paul Muldoon's Milkweed and Monarch (1994), via The Song of Solomon and poetry by Marvel, Keats and Tennyson, Sarah Maguire has gathered together a selection of old and new botanical poems to appeal to all tastes.

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Sarah Maguire was born in London, England on March 26, 1957. She received a degree in English at the University of East Anglia. She was a poet and translator. Her collections of poetry included Spilt Milk, The Invisible Mender, and The Pomegranates of Kandahar. She also edited the anthology Flora Poetica. In 1996, she was the first writer to be sent by the British Council to Palestine. Once she returned to the United Kingdom, she began translating contemporary Arabic poetry. Sarah translated works by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, the Sudanese poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, and the Afghan poet Naderi Partaw. In 2004, Maguire founded the Poetry Translation Centre at London University, which aims to introduce new audiences to leading poets from around the world. She died from breast cancer on November 2, 2017 at the age of 60.

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