Amy Key Launch Readings
'I’m truly bewitched by Amy Key’s poems. They cut right to the quick of what means to be a modern girl. Honestly, they make me feel dizzy. They’re like beautiful rooms I want to lie down in; they are perpetually surprising, ferocious and unruly. They’re brave and splendid, extravagant and precise. They track difficult emotional states of longing and desire, hatred, fear and self-disgust, and yet they are also witty, playful, luxuriant and intensely concerned with joy. Ugh, just buy them.' - Olivia Laing
Amy Key's second book-length collection Isn't Forever is published by Bloodaxe on 21 June 2018. It is a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice for Summer 2018. It was launched at London Review Bookshop on 26 June.
Thursday 5 July, 7-8.30pm, Keats House, London
10 Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR
Three Bloodaxe Women
Indian poet and dancer Tishani Doshi will be reading from her new collection Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods at Keat's House. Doshi is joined by London-based Bloodaxe poets, Amy Key, sharing poems from her second book, Isn't Forever, a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice, and Abigail Parry, reading from debut, Jinx, which is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Hosted by a fourth Bloodaxe poet Hannah Lowe.
Free, but booking recommended.
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Wednesday 25 July, 7.30pm, Southbank Centre
Poetry Book Society Summer Showcase
Amy Key will be reading alongside Mary Jean Chan and the winner of the PBS Student Poetry Prize, Jay G Ying. Presented by Sandeep Parmar. Isn't Forever is the Poetry Book Society's Summer Wild Card Choice.
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Isn't Forever reviewed in the The Yorkshire Times:
'The reader is continually astonished by the outrageous acuity of Key’s use of imagery; she persuades, utterly, on the most unlikely ground.' - Steve Whitaker, The Yorkshire Times
To read the full review, click here.
[04 July 2018]