The Simple Things

About the author:


Jenny King was born in London during the Blitz. Her parents encouraged her poetry as a child, scrimping their paper ration to make a book for her to write in. She studied at Cambridge, before marrying and moving to Sheffield. Her poems come from “a settled life. From such a position you can look at the world calmly and thoughtful­ly,” as Naming the Weeds reveals. Naming the Weeds – part of Moving Day by Jenny King – is reprinted here by kind permission of Carcanet Press.

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