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The Missing List – three years on

“…a powerful and riveting memoir. The Missing List is an important, essential text in the context of the #MeToo movement; it is also an essential text for women’s studies courses. As Best demonstrates, sharing these stories is the first step towards paving a way forward.” My memoir The Missing List was published and launched in… Continue reading The Missing List – three years on

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‘Bodies of Work’

I am pleased to present, as a round-up of this year's work on the project, the text of an article I wrote for issue 9 of Artemis Poetry, November 2012. My thanks to Kay Syrad for inviting me to write this piece and to Dilys Wood and Anne Stewart of Artemis Poetry for kind permission… Continue reading ‘Bodies of Work’

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Reading at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre at Ryerson University, Toronto, 10th October 2012

I don’t know how to write about the experience of coming here to present my work – it has been too wonderful, really. Wednesday evening's event was beautifully planned and organised, every detail generously thought through. Many thanks to Irene Gammel and her team at the MLC, and special thanks to John Wrighton. I feel… Continue reading Reading at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre at Ryerson University, Toronto, 10th October 2012