Europe, Love Me Back is a collection of poems by Rakhshan Rizwan. Cover and interior illustrations by Reena Makwana.
‘But no one was interested in eliciting my testimony;
after all I wasn’t dead – I wasn’t ill – and hadn’t this
country treated me so well?
For it is not a human right to be much more than Agamben’s bare life,
to exist in the hallowed halls of the academe,
because there comes a point when our wanting
is simply too much, obscene –’
– from ‘Adjunct’, in Europe, Love Me Back
Page count: 77 | Publication date: 6 October 2022 | Paperback ISBN: 9781912915149
Elastic Glue is a poetry pamphlet by Kathy Pimlott. The follow-up to Goose Fair Night examines the ways we own and are owned by land – how we both make and are made by the places we inhabit. Kathy Pimlott explores this through poetry which is sharp, lyrical, always political, and sometimes just exasperated.
The island has been left to dormice, foxes, hives
and the water plant. An old Peace sprawls,
flushing yellow to pink. The rest has gone over.
Across the bridge it’s biblical: plagues lay waste
to fruit and crucifers and just when you thought
you’d escaped, a wet spell incubates late blight.
– from ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’, in Elastic Glue
Page count: 30 | Publication date: 28 February 2019 | Paperback ISBN 9781912915071
Homesickness and Exile is a poetry anthology edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright.
How does it feel to be a foreigner? Can you choose where you call home? What if you reject your home or your home rejects you? Poets from across the world offer moving insights into the emotional pull of places in this fascinating collection about the fundamental human need to belong.
With poems from Ivy Alvarez, Zeina Hashem Beck, Alex Bell, Carole Bromley, Mary Buchinger, George David Clark, James Coghill, Ellie Danak, Cath Drake, Frank Dullaghan, John Froy, Charlotte Higgins, Holly Hopkins, Elizabeth Horne, Anja Konig, Eve Lacey, Gill Learner, Rachel Long, Marissa Mazek, John McCullough, Cheryl Moskowitz, Selina Nwulu, Richard O’Brien, Lisa Ortiz, Rachel Piercey, Stephen Sexton, Vili Skarlopoulou and James Trevelyan.
Page count: 88 | Publication date: 18 September 2014 | Paperback ISBN: 9781910139028