Invisible Zoos – published November 2019

Eithon Bridge has published:

Invisible Zoos
Poems with a life of their own

Edited by Sharon Larkin and Simon Williams

With poems by:

Laboni Islam
Sharon Larkin
Derek Littlewood
Karen L McDermott
Caroline Messenger
Marion New
Lesley Sharpe
Theresa Sowerby
Susan Taylor
Joy Wassell Timms
Simon Williams
Annie Wright

Endorsed by David Morley and Pascale Petit who were tutors on the Invisible Zoos masterclass at Ty Newydd in 2018, when the contributing poets met and decided they would like to contribute poems to the anthology celebrating a wonderful week of writing in North Wales.

‘This is a marvellous, diverse, and alert selection of poems. These writers have tracked poems in the open, unwound words and worlds from twists of nesting material, and translated a fresh language from the acoustics of birds. In the words of John Clare, they found the poems in the fields and wrote them down’.
– David Morley, winner of the Ted Hughes Award

‘Reading this anthology brings back our magical week at Tŷ Newydd – poets in the gardens, along the river Dwyfor, and on the Cricieth estuary, all senses alert
to the invisible zoos of their surroundings. As well as minutely observed outer worlds, this collection explores our mythic menageries – truths just beyond our knowledge, adroitly captured in the fine nets and sonic detectors of poetry’.
– Pascale Petit, winner of the RSL Ondaatje Prize

Published by Eithon Bridge Publications in October 2019,  ISBN 978-1-9998004-1-3

Cover photograph by Karen L McDermott
Printing by Stroudprint, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Screenshot 2019-09-06 at 19.00.30

Copies of Invisible Zoos may be purchased from the poets
or ordered by email to:
£6.00 plus p&p

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