th August 2020
Growlery Book Launch
Please join Carcanet to celebrate the launch of Katherine Horrex’s debut poetry collection, Growlery. Hosting the reading will be poet and critic, Maryam Hessavi, joining Katherine to discuss the new work. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask their own questions. They will also be showing extracts of the text during the reading so that you can read along.
Growlery conjures a place haunted by flooded villages, broken ankles, ovarian health and factories. It dwells on a world of civic tensions, in the twilit zone between city and country, the human and the natural. Here, Brexit is a city with streets ‘worn into themselves like grafted skin’, corpse flowers bloom in America, and urban foundations crumble into cisterns.