Alison Brackenbury


Biography of Alison Brackenbury

Alison Brackenbury (born 1953 Lincolnshire ) is a British poet.

After studying at Oxford University she now lives in Gloucestershire. Her work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Ploughshares.

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Lapwings

They were everywhere. No. Just God or smoke
Is that. They were the backdrop to the road,

My parents' home, the heavy winter fields
From which they flashed and kindled and uprode

The air in dozens. I ignored them all.
"What are they?" "Oh - peewits - " Then a hare flowed,

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