Sylvia Townsend Warner was one of the most popular writers of the 1930’s. Her novels were best sellers, yet today she is virtually unknown. She was also a poet of some stature and a political activist – she joined the Communist Party in 1935. For many years she lived with another writer – the poet Valentine Ackland – together they published a volume of their work, but without great success. The poetry of both women has been reissued in two volumes – some of it never seen before. Jane Little will be speaking to the editors Claire Harman and Frances Bingham.
Valentine Ackland, Journey from Winter: Selected Poems is published by Carcanet ISBN: 9781857548761
Sylvia Townsend Warner, New Collected Poems is published by Carcanet ISBN: 9781857549478
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