This chapter presents the reflections of poet Deryn Rees-Jones. She considers the question of her relation to the geography of Liverpool where she was born and lived for 18 years, and have now returned to. She cites two poets who have influenced her both a reader and a writer, and who address the relationship with geography: Elizabeth Bishop (1911–79) and Fleur Adcock (born 1934). Both demonstrate the relationship of the self to the environment as a way of defining the place — and sometimes placelessness — of the female observer. She also describes her writing of the poem, ‘The Kiss’.
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