poyums

poyums: Signed Edition

Fiction & Poetry, Poetry
Hardback Published on: 22/02/2024
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poyums
A powerful and popular new voice in poetry
These poems are unflinchingly direct, fiercely feminist, and totally contemporary. Written in both English and Scots, the collection is really accessible, ... READ MORE
Jack at Glasgow Argyle Street

Synopsis

'And I have done more than just simply get by, So much more than escape or survive, Through the galvanisation of love, time and patience, I'll take hold of my story and thrive.' 'After life that was seldom what life ought to be, Through laughter and love I'll be whole, This story is mine from the cover to spine, And the narrative I will control.' Whether she's writing letters to her younger self, advocating for women's rights or adapting fairy tales to process an abusive relationship, Len's voice is bold, unashamedly frank and unmistakably hers. The poems in this collection, both funny and fiercely feminist, announce a formidable new talent. Moving deftly between English and Scots, poyums is as approachable as it is affecting.

  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 9781837262113
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Dimensions: 204 x 138 mm

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poyums
Incredibly powerful collection of Scots poetry about misogyny, feminism, mental health and abuse
I'm not usually a poetry person but I loved Len's Scots word of the day and the poetry that I had heard her perform on IG so I decided to pick up her new b... READ MORE
Sabrina Burton
poyums
Unputdownable!
I love this book. I have it at the side of my chair so I can pick it up at any moment. Having followed Len Pennie on social media, and seen the TV programm... READ MORE
Eileen Longworth