Levy takes us on a journey through the dark and foreboding world of the Staffordshire mental asylum” Tamar Yoseloff, Poetry School London
“extraordinary poems…wrought, as if by magic or witchcraft, wondrous images of silent and silenced people” Femi Oyebode, University of Birmingham
Published January 7th 2022 by Staffordshire independent publisher Clayhanger Press, this poetry pamphlet is the result of a research project within the archives of the Staffordshire Records Office, focussing on the 19th century admission books, medical records, correspondence and photographs from Brentwood, Stafford and Cheddleton.
“a poignant and technically brilliant debut from a poet with grace and sensitivity” Tamar Yoseloff
Sara Levy is a graduate of the Newcastle MA Poetry programme. She performs her work regularly and is widely published and placed in National and International competitions. She has recorded a selection of poems from the book for inclusion on sound posts at the Staffordshire Archive exhibition ‘A Case For The Ordinary’, which will tour local venues from January and also feature her poems in the printed displays. She will be reading from the book at the launch event at the Museum of Cannock Chase on January 12th.