What Will Happen



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What Will Happen
Helen Mort

This poem addresses gravity, gender prejudice and potential. The speaker poses the rhetorical question whether institutionalized doubts, norms and rules have slowed her down – and if the world will catch up with the new role of women. Helen Mort’s second collection of poetry “No Map Could Show Them” offers the readers a variety of perspectives on mountaineering, the human body and gender roles. Her poems navigate proximity and distance, past and present, edges and extremes.

· · 2016

Critical edition

Mort, Helen. "What Will Happen." No Map Could Show Them, Chatto & Windus, 2016, p. 41. 14 l., ISBN 9781784740641

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  • Award-winning
  • Explores historical contexts
  • Gender equality
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text