Black Pear Press is pleased to announce the publication of Growing Places, Polly Stretton’s new collection of poetry. The collection is based around different locations where Polly grew up, like Malvern, Leigh and others, and also covers her fantasy places, where, she says ‘much of one’s growing is done’.
Neil Leadbeater has reviewd Growing Places for ‘Write Out Loud’ and says:
“Reading this collection I was struck by Stretton’s lightness of touch, rhythmic vitality, sense of humour, and ability to make even the most domestic of scenes come to life. Her subjects are imbued with a magical quality – “faerie folk” catching “moonlight in jars”, goddesses like Amphitrite, the majesty of the Malverns and the wisdom of trees. This is a collection that really sings. Fully recommended.” Read the full review here.
To get your copy:
Growing Places was launched alongside Tony Judge’s children’s fiction Lost in August 2021.
Should you want a copy of Lost and a copy of Growing Places, then by purchasing both books together you can save a little on P&P: