Summon

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The experience of living with the adventures and griefs of bipolar disorder forms the focus for this remarkable collection of poetry.

Ridout uses the language of the fairy story and visceral images of the female form and femininity to explore how personal trauma and instability makes their mark on the wider world. Different voices and twisted accounts of the body and mind are combined with the mythological and the esoteric to create striking, beautifully unsettling and unusual poems—each a celebration of the extremes of being human.

SPOTLIGHT is an Arts Council England-supported collaboration between Myriad, Creative Future and New Writing South to discover, guide and support marginalised and under-represented writers.

In the same series: Stroking Cerberus by Jacqueline Haskell; Memories of a Swedish Grandmother by Sarah Windebank; The Haunting of Strawberry Water by Tara Gould; Crumbs by Ana Tewson-Bozic and Cora Vincent by Georgina Aboud.

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