Menagerie is a collection of poems about animals, divided into three sections: water, earth and air. Some poems examine a creature from close-up, almost allowing the reader to see the world through the animal’s eyes, while the poet is more present in other poems, looking on. The collection invites the reader to reflect on loneliness, love, mortality, and hope.
Paperback ISBN 978-1-912915-38-5
Publication date: 11th June 2020
Page count: 36 / Illustrations: 4
About the poet
Cheryl Pearson’s first poetry collection, Oysterlight, was published by Pindrop Press in 2017. She is the winner of the 2016 Cheshire Prize for Literature and the 2017 Torbay Poetry Competition, and was Highly Commended in the Costa Short Story Awards (2017). She lives in Manchester and spends her free time in the Peak District where she can usually be found climbing hills or drinking beer.
About the illustrator
Amy Louise Evans is an illustrator living and working in the West Midlands. Her style is a mix of hand-drawn and digital artwork, with a focus on people, plants, and the occasional cat. She mainly illustrates for publishing.