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The Spring issue of Ploughshares includes a Jane Eyre-inspired poem:
Acclaimed publisher and editor Neil Astley, founder of Bloodaxe Books, guest-edits this special transatlantic all-poetry issue, featuring poets from North Americ
a, Great Britain, and Ireland. The issue contains a stirring diversity of work, with writers who have roots everywhere from Guyana to Pakistan to Zambia, and also features poetry in Welsh, Irish, and Scottish Gaelic. Much of the work is from accomplished British and Irish poets who are still little-known in the States. As Astley writes in his introduction, the issue aims to break down "the illogical divide between readerships on either side of the Atlantic," and spark a conversation that will enliven and invigorate both poetic traditions.
Would Jane Eyre Come to the Information Desk?
Jackie Kay
From: Ploughshares
Volume 41, Number 1, Spring 2015, p. 111 

Would Jane Eyre Come to the Information Desk?
The speaker voice at Heathrow airport said.
I stood and waited for her to appear, Jane Eyre.
And when she came near, she was shouting:
My name is Bertha, my name is not Jane Eyre.
I come from Kingston, Jamaica. Look here. (...)


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