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Sarah Howe is a British poet, academic and editor. Her first book, Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus, 2015), won the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Born in Hong Kong in 1983 to an English father and Chinese mother, she moved to England as a child. Her pamphlet, A Certain Chinese Encyclopedia (Tall-lighthouse, 2009), won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors.

Source: ThePoetrySociety

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Frenzied

Maybe holding back

is just another kind

 

of need. I am a blue

plum in the half-light.

 

You are a tiger who

eats his own paws.

 

The day we married

all the trees trembled

 

as if they were mad –

be kind to me, you said.

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