MY FORTHCOMING BOOK will be published in the autumn of 2024 by Pindrop Press, an independent poetry publisher based in Glasgow with its editorial headquarters in France. The press was founded in 2010 by Jo Hemmant and taken over by editor and multi-award winning poet Sharon Black in 2016.
As well as being home to an impressive and diverse stable of poets, Pindrop Press produce beautiful books which also feel fabulous in your hands. Being an artist as well as a writer, I appreciate the great care and attention to detail that Sharon puts into bringing books out into the world. She is a very talented and experienced editor whom I am enjoying working closely with to bring out the best in my writing.
The poems from this collection developed out of my year long poetry residency at the School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick where I have been helping to promote women in science. The inspiration and starting points for the poems came out of conversations I had with 12 female scientists about their incredible research.
The prologue for each poem offers a fascinating insight into an aspect of each research project. The poems themselves, are further broken down and presented in quite an unusual and (and as far as I am aware) unique format which Sharon describes as: combining the conceptual with the lyrical. I look forward to sharing more about this nearer the time of publication.
The main book launch will be held at the University of Warwick Arts Centre and will be a part of the university's 60th Birthday celebrations in 2025.
*A pamphlet version of this book was also longlisted by The Emma Press. It was one of 25 books out of 500 submissions that was being considered for shortlisting before permitted withdrawal.