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Accessioning

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Accessioning is a collection of poems by Charlotte Wetton. Cover design by Reena Makwana.

Yet… I will boil a rainforest into jujubes,
singe your eyelashes with Catherine wheels,


vomit fireworks into your lap, burst
your eardrums from the inside, truffle-hogging


in obscure funnel-web nests of chatrooms,
ice-climbing in the wrong equipment

 

– from ‘Wish-Bone’

WETTON’S FIRST PAMPHLET I REFUSE TO TURN INTO A HATSTAND WON THE 2017 MICHAEL MARKS AWARD

 

Watch a recording of the online launch from June 2023 featuring Charlotte Wetton and Sascha Aurora Akhtar over on our YouTube Channel.

 

Page count: 36

Publication date: 15 June 2023

Paperback ISBN: 9781915628138

GTIN: 9781915628138 SKU: 9781915628138-1 Categories: , , Tags: ,

Charlotte Wetton

Charlotte Wetton’s first pamphlet I Refuse to Turn into a Hat-Stand (Calder Valley Poetry) won the Michael Marks Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet in 2017. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester and lives in West Yorkshire. She can be found on Twitter @CharPoetry

Description

Astute, precise, and unsettlingly calm, Accessioning is an index of lives encased in museum glass, and then brought to life.

Through poems about fossilised fruit seeds and the sofa where Emily Brontë died, Wetton questions how we curate the lives of those living and dead in a pamphlet about looking, processing, and memorialising. Whether considering preserved wedding-cakes, a non-existent art exhibition or a human scream, these poems speak to the impossibility of containment and question our ability to map and categorise.

This is a pamphlet of poems about the stories that we tell ourselves, the memories that we construct, and the ways that we value and devalue people, animals and objects alike.

Praise for Accessioning

‘I like my poetry accessible and concrete, and… this book gives me those rewards. I especially liked, “Posting Index Cards Home” which ruminates over seaside views and worries, and the amusing “Commissioning a Map” which interrogates different ways we might create maps. “Private Tour” too is just wonderful: no, the writer’s mother is not allowed to lie on the sofa where Emily Bronte died. Printed on lovely thick paper in card covers with that beautifully illustrated front cover, Accessioning is a real little treat.’ – Liz Dexter, Adventures in Reading, Running, and Working from Home

‘a pamphlet of great variety around the theme of memorialisation and curation, explored with craft and wit. I enjoyed reading it tremendously.’ – Emma Storr, LondonGrip

Additional information

Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × .5 cm
Format

Pamphlet, eBook

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