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Call and Response


Call and Response is a short pamphlet of sonnets by Rachel Spence. With illustrations by Emma Wright.


SKU: 978-1-912915-48-4 Categories: , , ,

Rachel Spence

Rachel Spence is a poet. Now living in London, she spent nearly ten years in Venice, Italy. She has a pamphlet, Furies (Templar, 2016), and a collection, Bird of Sorrow (Templar, 2018). Her poetry has appeared in publications including PN Review, Envoi, The Indian Quarterly, The Frogmore Papers, Southbank magazine and Iota. Her poem "Antonello’s Song II" was included in the Forward Book of Poetry 2019. In her day job she is a freelance arts writer, chiefly for the Financial Times.


Call and Response is a letter from a daughter to her mother, recalling the time of the mother’s illness. Hard-edged yet tender, the poems explore the darker side of familial bonds and the strange ways suffering can heal old wounds.

With black-and-white illustrations by Emma Wright.

Paperback ISBN 978-1-912915-48-4
Publication date: 26th March 2020
Page count: 28

Additional information

Dimensions 11 × 17.8 cm

Print, eBook

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