Home » Bookshop » Much With Body – Polly Atkin

Much With Body – Polly Atkin


32% Off

Out of stock

“Polly Atkin writes daring, compelling poems. This new collection, rooted in the notion of the body as ‘Ludicrous, unrepeatable myth’ crackles with searing insight into what it means when a person’s own flesh and bones create in landscapes ‘unpaths, unlines / of desire’. Much With Body is an important book that spotlights at last difficult and nuanced experiences so often made invisible by the actions of enabled bodies. I urge you to read it.” – John McCullough

Special Offer: This book is being offered p&p free (shown as £3.20 off the RRP) during Sept-Oct 2021, to tie in with the author event which is a part of our Autumn Weekend programme. See the Autumn Weekend programme for full details of the author event.

N.B. Publication dates mean that we although can take advance orders, we are only able to release the books at or around the publication date.

Out of stock


Synopsis: The startlingly original second collection by poet Polly Atkin. The beauty of the Lake District is both balm and mirror, refracting pain and also soothing it with distraction: unusual descriptions of frogs, birds, a great stag that ‘you will not see’. Much of the landscape is lakescape, giving the book a watery feel, the author’s wild swimming being just one kind of immersion.

Text supplied by Seren

Author: Polly Atkin
Title: Much With BodyPublisher: Poetry Wales (Seren)
ISBN: 9781781726457
Original Publication Date: 18-10-21
This Edition Published: 18-10-21
Binding: Paperback, 72pp


Go to Top