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Isabel Galleymore: Malvern Reading

Thursday 9 May 2019, 19:30 to 21:30

Malvern Book Co-operative
St Anns Road
WR14 4RG


In the first of what we hope will be an ongoing contemporary poetry readings, we're very excited to welcome two of the country's most exciting poetic talents, reading from and discussing their debut collections. 


In Significant Other Isabel Galleymore takes a sustained look at the 'eight million differently constructed hearts' of species currently said to inhabit Earth. Drawing at times from her residency in the Amazon rainforest, Galleymore delves into a world of pink-toed tarantulas, the erotic lives of barnacles, and caged owls that behave like their keepers.

"She writes a new sort of love poem, one of inclusion, and hope." - Juliana Spahr

Helen Calcutt's Unable Mother dissects and overturns the ideals of contemporary motherhood, and lays bare instead its troubling intimacies and transcendent beauties, and gives form, as only poetry can, to the ways young life colours our experience of the wider world.

"Each poem here reveals this to be a remarkable and potent debut." -Jane Commane

Free entry. 

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