“ache is a breathtaking collection of healing and rebirth. Scarlett writes in away that makes me want to live more deeply” – Chloe Frayne.
Scarlett Ward is an incredible young West Midlands poet as comfortable on the page as in performance, with a real ear for language and an imagination to match. Her debut collection, created with help and advice from Liz Berrry and others, doesn’t disappoint, as it takes its Insta-concerns (Scarlett has 10k+ followers) of depression, insecurity, mental ill-health and the deep and powerful ache of a love found, and turns them in to quite startling poetry -at times as light as petals, at others as heavy and violent as a hob nail boot. Read, gasp, enjoy.
- Scarlett Ward
- Ninth collection in our Midlands Writers Series.
- 20 June 2019
- PBK: £9.99
- ISBN: 978 1 912565 23 8
- 78 pages 216 x 138 • 40 poems
- Market: General/trade
- Genre: Poetry Collection