Suz Winspear launched her collection Picking Blackberries in a Plague Year on 24 July 2022 at The Hive in Worcester and online.
It was a dual launch with Michael W. Thomas who launched Sing Ho! Stout Cortez.
Suz Winspear’s Poet Laureate collection of poems, The Awkward People was launched in January 2018.
Poetry from Suz Winspear, Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2016-17—poems with many different moods and subjects, strange, dark, disquieting, some of it is humorous.
From Worcester’s late-night population to a 1940s hair-salon, by way of squid, eccentric coach-travellers, folk-horror, peculiar pubs, steampunk, dysfunctional families, eyeballs, certain malign examples of urban vegetation, and a transgender Velociraptor. . .
If you’re looking for sugary poems about sunshine and babies, this probably isn’t the book for you—this is poetry for the rest of us, for the outsiders, for the Awkward People!
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