Fingerprints and Other Traces, Flax 005

Flax005-coverPoetry from Lancashire and Cumbria by Deborah Swift, Martyn Halsall, Mark Carson, Maya Chowdhry and Emma McGordon. Published by Litfest as Flax 005.

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Although the work sampled here could hardly write more differently from each other, they do have something in common. All engage with surprising and often challenging subject matter – moon landings, Rembrandt, offshore engineering, clothes-swopping and playground stories – and invent ways of writing to handle it.

There is a love of words, of inventing new ones, of reconfiguring old ones, and of playing with their context. This enthusiasm and zest is what holds the anthology together and is why we selected these writers for your to enjoy.

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