Caroline Bird

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Caroline Bird (born 1986) is a British poet, playwright and author.

Bird was born in 1986. She grew up in Leeds and attended the Steiner School in York and the Lady Eleanor Holles School before moving to London in 2001. She studied English Literature at Oxford University and was president of the Oxford Poetry Society. She has given poetry readings at The Royal Festival Hall (with ... more »

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  • ''Femininity appears to be one of those pivotal qualities that is so important no one can define it.''
    Caroline Bird (b. 1915), U.S. author, social commentator. Born Female, ch. 11 (1968).
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If I was a virgin I could streak across your garden,
drape myself across your armchair like a portrait of a lady
who is unabashed and simple as a cherry in a bowl
and only dreams of ponies and weekends by the seaside,
sipping unchartered water from a baby-blue decanter,
sighing with her slender throat and saving herself.

If I was a virgin I could wear white in winter,
read your dirty magazines with a shy and puzzled look,
like I didn't know a crotch from a coffee-table, darling
I could scream blue bloody murder
when you caught me in the shower,
snatch a ...

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