Elastic Glue

Poems by Kathy Pimlott


Here you’ll find revellers, developers and dealers circling the city’s glitzy heart, Lenin inspecting Swedish allotments, and people hanging on to housing as the city tries to squeeze them out in the search for ever more profit. Elastic Glue is a pamphlet rooted in place, looking critically at the intersections of who and what we share our spaces with, and what that means.

This follow-up to Goose Fair Night examines the ways we own and are owned by land – how we both make and are made by the places we inhabit. Kathy Pimlott explores this through poetry which is sharp, lyrical, always political, and sometimes just exasperated.

Paperback ISBN 978-1-912915-07-1
Publication date: 28th February 2019
Page count: 36
Price: £6.50 (paperback)

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About the poet

Kathy Pimlott was born in Nottingham, in the shadow of Player’s cigarette factory but has spent her adult life in London, the last 40 or so years in Covent Garden, specifically, in Seven Dials. She has had a rag-bag career in social work, community activism, arts television and artist development and now works on community-led public realm projects. Her first pamphlet, Goose Fair Night, was published by the Emma Press in 2016 and her work has been widely published in magazines, on-line and in anthologies. Photo credit: Harry Wakefield


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