Join us for the book launch of our first poetry pamphlet of 2023, Kirstie Millar’s The Strange Egg, illustrated by Hannah Mumby. We’ll listen to some readings, Kirstie and Hannah will share some insights into how the poems and the book came to be, and there will be chance to ask questions at the end.
You can pre-order a copy of the collection here.
RSVP to the launch here.
From the book’s blurb:
“A woman is faced, month after month, with the birth of a strange egg. Her doctor asks that she take notes on her symptoms, documenting black blood clots as big as pennies, winking stars in her eyes, and relentless pain. As the woman waits for aid from her doctor, she begins to have strange premonitions of what will be done to her body. The egg, meanwhile, is watchful and demanding. Impatient.
The Strange Egg is as gorgeous as it is horrifying. Highly original, it challenges long-held beliefs that people of marginalised genders are unreliable and irrational witnesses to our own bodies.”
On Tuesday 24 January, we are also hosting an in-person launch at Birmingham’s new bookshop Voce in Digbeth. We hope those of you based locally will join us from 7:00pm. Please reserve your space directly with Voce here.