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‘Lilies from America New and Selected Poems’ Carmen Bugan -Reviewed

"Lilies from America New and Selected Poems" Carmen Bugan

Shearsman Books 

ISBN 9781848616738

Carmen Bugan's family were forced to leave Ceaușescu's Romania where her parents' typewriter was buried in a crate behind their house and used on certain nights to type up political pamphlets before being buried again. In 'Portrait of a family'
 
'A few lines cowered the grass, outside the windows,
With the neighbors who watched the girl answering questions
To the strangers who s...

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