Valentine Ackland's poetic voice, lyrical, powerful, melancholy yet life-affirming, surprises by speaking of lesbian love, the socialist struggle, natural beauty, the spiritual world and the evil of war. She achieved heroism of a quiet kind by writing what she believed in, as though it mattered, and as a result her poetry is still vital 100 years after her birth.
—Frances Bingham, The Guardian

The Nature Of The Moment

Poetry by Valentine Ackland

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Paperback (published March 1, 1974)

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9780811205177

Valentine Ackland

20th Century Modernist poet

Valentine Ackland's poetic voice, lyrical, powerful, melancholy yet life-affirming, surprises by speaking of lesbian love, the socialist struggle, natural beauty, the spiritual world and the evil of war. She achieved heroism of a quiet kind by writing what she believed in, as though it mattered, and as a result her poetry is still vital 100 years after her birth.
—Frances Bingham, The Guardian