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Standard Name: Horovitz, Frances
Birth Name: Frances Margaret Hooker
Married Name: Frances Margaret Horovitz
Late twentieth-century poet and broadcasterpublished during her short lifetime four volumes of poetry, as well as individual poems, a series for , and collaborations with her second poet-husband, . Many journals published her poetry, and her oeuvre was extended posthumously. Her poems are heavily symbolic: she uses little punctuation, and her few words are freighted with carefully chosen meaning. Known as a landscape writer, she takes nature to represent the ancient, primordial connection that exists between humanity and the created world, past, present, and future. Her favourite images are those with primal associations: stone, water, bird, leaves, stars, and moon. She often juxtaposes light with dark and change with continuity. Some of her poems deal with deeply personal subjects, particularly love, absence, motherhood, intimacy, loss, reunion, solitude, and death.