Penelope Palmer (1944-1981) studied Philosophy and English at Bristol and lectured at St Andrews University. Her first novel City Shoes and Crocuses was published by Chatto & Windus in 1969. This poem appears in The Lamp (Agenda) which was published just two days after her death. The collection is still obtainable from Agenda, 5 Cranbourne Court, Albert Bridge Road, London, SW11 4PE at pounds 4.
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