The Assay


“These enthralling and lovely poems begin with rich recollections of another country (‘so we ate, so we loved’), but darken into the shock of domestic violence. Her poems are absolutely straightforward to read, but quite unforgettable.” – Alison Brackenbury

“Yvonne Green’s poems are strange, evoking unfamiliar worlds and seeing them with their own kind of language. Dhe effaces the merely subjective self and her poems get into their subjects. What matters is the voices out there, and she hears them. There is so much world, so many stories, included here. It is wonderful to encounter this vivid annexe to experience and understanding” – Michael Schmidt


Yvonne Green was born in London in 1957. Her poems have been published in many magazines and journals and on BBC Radio 4’ ‘The Food Programme’. She was poet in residence to JWA Women’ Refuge, to Norwood Ravenswood and at Spiro’ Ark.


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