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Charlotte Geater

Charlotte Geater is a PhD student and assistant lecturer in creative writing at the University of Kent. Her poetry has been published in Stop Sharpening Your Knives and The Best British Poetry 2013.

'The Dusty Era' - essay by Charlotte Geater

My reading of this poem is about tenses, other mechanics of writing, and what they do to us. ‘One day he was walking behind her’, the poem opens, and the final stanza starts, ‘The Embassy was dustier after that’. So it begins with, and then reasserts, the past perfect tense. It’s an awkward tense to...

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