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The Emma Press





Poacher is the debut pamphlet of poems by Lenni Sanders.

“bed me in the dark ferns, soft earth

pebbles touch me hard

I have heard the clamour of nightfall birds

they are calling to you

I have seen the river toss in its bed

and shake for want of you”

Page count: 36

Publication date: 10th May 2019

Paperback ISBN 9781912915231

Lenni Sanders

Lenni Sanders is a writer and performer who lives in Manchester and who studied at Lancaster University, winning the undergraduate Programme Prize for Poetry in 2014. Lenni’s poetry has appeared in The Tangerine, Butcher’s Dog, Adjacent Pineapple, The Emma Press Anthology of Love and elsewhere.


Follow Lenni Sanders into the queasy and nocturnal world of Poacher, and be transformed. Here horror imagery and romantic lyricism combine to construct a new gothic world. These poems are eerie, thoughtful, bodily. They explore sexuality, and dreams and nightmares. They are full of devouring creatures.

By turns tender and disgusting, Poacher creates and examines different, dynamic ways of wanting and longing. Influenced by magical realism and contemporary art, often wryly funny, the poems place strange characters in mundane places – and are alive to the changes such friction and intimacy can cause.

‘A fine poet.’ – Sphinx

Additional information

Dimensions 12.9 × 19.8 cm

Print, eBook

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