The Emma Press


Anthology of Illness


Edited by Amy Mackelden and Dr Dylan Jaggard, with illustrations by Emma Dai’an Wright.


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Amy Mackelden and Dr Dylan Jaggard

Amy Mackelden lives with MS, anxiety, and PCOS. She’s the weekend editor at Harper’s BAZAAR, and co-founded Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine. In 2019, she was awarded a Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England to undertake a short course in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. Dr Dylan Jaggard has a PhD in Philosophy from Birkbeck College, London, and has published work on aesthetics and ethics. He’s lived with depression for most of his life.


From interactions with hot oncologists to life-threatening hospital stays to a really bad case of glandular fever. Whether a diagnosis is life-altering or treatable, a total surprise or painfully invisible, The Emma Press Anthology of Illness explores what we wish people knew about being ill, and whether finding that ‘new normal’ is ever possible.

With poems from Cassandra Atherton, Sharon Black, Astra Bloom, Samara Bolton, Constance Bourg, Rachel Bower, Emily Brenchi, Sue Burge, Jane Burn, Louisa Campbell, Stephanie Conn, Marc Darnell, Marian Fielding, Charlie Fitz, Lucy Fox, Helena Goddard, Rhiannon Grant, Paula Harris, Holly Magill, Gillian Mellor, Ruth Middleton, Rebekah Miron, Jess Redway, Hollie Richards, Sam Rose, Mollie Russell, Jane Salmons, Deb Scudder, Helen Seymour, Mairi-Claire Traynor and Alison Winch.

80 pages
Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-53-0
Publication date: 24th September 2020

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Dimensions 12.3 × 18.4 cm

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