Winner of the Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize 2017
Our editor’s debut poetry pamphlet is now available. You can purchase it here on the Indigo Dreams website, or send an e-mail along to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading & to receive a signed copy direct from the author. The book costs £6 plus shipping.
Just like the symbol itself, the poems in & are the moments in between. These are poems of choice, refusing to choose and having our choices made for us where everything hangs in the balance and we must decide who we are and what that means.
“A collection in which profound intimacy meets true poetic intelligence – all the old sorrows and joys given voice through a new form of contemporary romanticism.” – Simon Armitage
“Intimate, surprising and bold, the poems in & announce themselves with formal dexterity. Amy Kinsman achieves what so many writers strive for: the ability to be knowing and awe-struck at the same time, to approach the world with both wisdom and incredulity. This is an exciting debut.” – Helen Mort
“& is a collection of gorgeous, vibrant and powerful poems of being and becoming in, through and by way of language within the complexities, dark nooks and crevices as well as enlightenments of the craft of poesis in the making, metamorphosing, drifting, hovering even between being and being again in the playful threesome of language, lover(s) and self(ves).” – Ágnes Lehóczky
Amy Kinsman is a genderfluid poet and playwright from Manchester, England. As well as being the founding editor of Riggwelter Press, they are associate editor of Three Drops From A Cauldron and the host of the regular Sheffield-based open mic, Gorilla Poetry. They consider themself both a written and performance poet and are currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Sheffield.