Launch of 'adversaries / comrades' by Gail Aldwin

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Launch of 'adversaries / comrades' by Gail Aldwin

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Join us in Dorchester on 27th March to celebrate the launch of the second pamphlet from our ‘Siblings’ poetry competition in 2018.

Wednesday 27 March, 7-9pm, Books Beyond Words, 25 High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1EZ

We’ll be at Books Beyond Words to celebrate the release of Gail Aldwin’s debut poetry pamphletadversaries / comrades.

There will be readings from Gail’s pamphlet, complete with musical accompaniment by Magdalena Atkinson, plus refreshments and the chance to purchase your signed copies!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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sibling (noun)

‘Each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.’

The relationship between siblings is explored in adversaries/comrades. From the games, jokes and confusions of childhood, to the rivalries and tensions of growing up and the secrets and confidences shared between adults. Siblings often enjoy longstanding relationships that are frequently enduring. This pamphlet celebrates the tenacity of siblings.

Reviews for adversaries/comrades:

“Gail’s poetry is sharp, astute, playful, wry, yet never sentimental. Every word has earned its place, and the imagery is as clear as a bell. This is a poet who takes her craft seriously, yet isn’t afraid to play with words as well as work with them. An accomplished debut pamphlet.”

- Amanda Huggins, Author of Separated From the Sea 

“This engaging collection of poems draws the reader into moments many of us recognise from family life. They reveal a clarity of vision and memory when put under the poet’s microscope. We are right there with the child making a paper boat for her younger brother; we are knocking on a door and running away. Sibling rivalry and loyalty are always closely entwined. Aldwin draws on the familiar idioms of childhood, but she makes each word and every phrase work for its space in her poems. Her observations are at times humorous - ‘the face of a pooch’ appearing in the poem ‘Babies’ – but there is also an underlying sense of sadness. ‘Twin Flight’ is a pivotal poem in meaning and form; here, a reverse poem is used to explore loss. There is a sense of delight in the choosing of each word of this assured collection.”

- Alison Lock, poet, A Witness of Waxwings and Revealing the Odour of Earth.

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