A Poetry Archive recording by

Selima Hill

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These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

  • 1 -
    "Introduction"

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  • 4 -
    "Your Girlfriend's Thigh"

  • 5 -
    "Her Little Turquoise Scarf"

  • 6 -
    "Her Little Turquoise Dress"

  • 7 -
    "Her Little Turquoise Breasts"

  • 8 -
    "A Day in the Life of Your Suitcase"

  • 9 -
    "I Know I Ought to Love You"

  • 10 -
    "The World's Entire Wasp Population"

  • 11 -
    "The Man Who Looks for Waterfalls"

  • 12 -
    "When He Follows Me into the Café Looking Nervous"

  • 13 -
    "The Waterfall Man"

  • 14 -
    "I Will Be Arriving Next Thursday in My Wedding Dress"

  • 15 -
    "Fun"

  • 16 -
    "Tulips"

  • 17 -
    "Vaseline"

  • 18 -
    "Moon"

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  • 20 -
    "Songbirds"

  • 21 -
    "Budgie"

  • 22 -
    "Galloping Alopecia"

  • 23 -
    "The Room"

  • 24 -
    "The Angel with Large Hands"

  • 25 -
    "Sky"

  • 26 -
    "Portrait of My Lover as a Distant Mountain"

  • 27 -
    "Portrait of My Lover as a Doll"

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  • 29 -
    "Portrait of My Lover as a Flower Arrangement"

  • 30 -
    "Portrait of My Lover as a Glass of Water"

  • 31 -
    "Portrait of My Lover as a Goose"

  • 32 -
    "Portrait of My Lover as a Holy Mother"

  • 33 -
    "Portrait of My Lover as a Hook"

  • 34 -
    "Portrait of My Lover's Mouth"

  • 35 -
    "Portrait of My Lover as a Pearl"

  • 36 -
    "Portrait of My Lover as a Tutu"

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  • 38 -
    "I Couldn't Stand the Smell of the Pinks"

  • 39 -
    "Modest Acts of Extreme Slowness"

  • 40 -
    "Sixteen Reasons for Being a Nun"

  • 41 -
    "Snow-white Katarinas"

  • 42 -
    "The Elephant Whose Sturgeon-like Blood"

  • 43 -
    "Nasty Little Moments on Park Benches"

  • 44 -
    "Everything He Touches Turns to Gold"

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  • 46 -
    "Living, Breathing Lumbar Rolls and Wedges"

  • 47 -
    "Flank-Sucker"

  • 48 -
    "Lily Bulbs"

  • 49 -
    "Midnight"

  • 50 -
    "Never Trust a Man Without an Elephant"

  • 51 -
    "Never Be Alone in a Heatwave"

  • 52 -
    "The Quality of My Adoration"

  • 53 -
    "God Bless Lower Alcohol Pina Colada"


Select bibliography

  • Saying Hello at the Station, Chatto & Windus, 1984
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  • My Darling Camel, Chatto & Windus, 1988
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  • The Accumulation of Small Acts of Kindness, Chatto & Windus, 1989
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  • A Little Book of Meat, Bloodaxe Books, 1993
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  • Trembling Hearts in the Bodies of Dogs: New and Selected Poems, Bloodaxe Books, 1994
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  • My Sister's Horse, Smith/Doorstop Books, 1996
  • Violet, Bloodaxe Books, 1997
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  • Bunny, Bloodaxe Books, 2001
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  • Portrait of My Lover as a Horse, Bloodaxe Books, 2002
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  • Red Roses, Bloodaxe Books, 2006
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  • Gloria: Selected Poems, Bloodaxe Books, 2008
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  • The Hat, Bloodaxe Books, 2008
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  • Fruitcake, Bloodaxe Books, 2009
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  • Advice on Wearing Animal Prints, Flarestack, 2010
  • People Who Like Meatballs, Bloodaxe Books, 2012
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  • Selima Hill Reading from Her Poems, Poetry Archive, 2012
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