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The Constant Rediscovery of a Poem

Bornat, Joanna (2003). The Constant Rediscovery of a Poem. Generations, 27(3) pp. 89–93.

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'Kate' or 'Crabbit Old Woman' is a poem which is in a state of constant rediscovery and which is highly popular amongst carers and those working with frail older people. Supposedly the work of someone unable to speak, it asserts the individuality and hidden qualities of the author's life. The article considers the claims and implications of authorship and discusses the influence of the poem for care work.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0738-7806
Keywords: Crabbit; Kate; frail older woman; nurse; poem
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 6103
Depositing User: Joanna Bornat
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:55
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