Rosemary Tonks’s poetry is exuberant and sensuous, a hymn to 1960s hedonism set in the bohemian night-time world of a London reinvented through French poetic influences and sultry imagery.
As Tonks said in an interview in 1967, ‘The main duty of the poet is to excite – to send the senses reeling. All her published poems are available here for the first time in more than forty years, along with a selection of her prose.
In the summer of 1971, I answered an ad in Time Out: a Hampstead couple required an evening cook. I am no cook, but I was living on very little and accordingly presented myself for interview at a...Read more