‘We look back on our ancestors and especially our female ancestors or impoverished ancestors from a standpoint of extraordinary privilege. When writing about history we have to overcome that feeling of superiority and change our perceptions.’
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‘I distracted myself from not being able to write either a bird of prey poem, or a women wanting to fly poem, by thinking of women desiring wings.’