The Wounded Deer: Fourteen Poems After Frida Kahlo


The Wounded Deer was a winner in the 2004 Book & Pamphlet Competition.

This short collection is written in the voice of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo who led a wild and troubled life. She had polio as a child, and aged eighteen suffered a serious accident which caused her constant pain. She was married to the muralist Diego Rivera and their relationship was stormy but loving. Her fierce and vibrant paintings include many self-portraits.

Pascale Petit has published six poetry collections. In 2004 the Poetry Book Society selected Petit as one of the Next Generation Poets.

‘Pascale Petit is among five or six of the very best current poets of the UK.’ Les Murray

‘Our eyes are opened to the abundance and colour of the world, and that world seems remade as a life-giving habitat for the imagination.’ — Kathleen Jamie and Maurice Riordan, PBS Bulletin

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