Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 19:30


Lancaster Lit Fest | Polly Atkin and Kim Moore (online)

In this poetry double-bill, Polly Atkin and Kim Moore will launch their brand new poetry collections, both forthcoming this October. 

Much With Body is Polly Atkin’s startlingly original second collection. The beauty of the Lake District is both balm and mirror, refracting pain and also soothing it with distraction. Much of the landscape is lakescape, giving the book a watery feel, the author’s wild swimming being just one kind of immersion. Here the natural world is revered with an uneasy awe, contingent upon knowledge of our fragility and mortality.

‘This is serious play indeed’ – Vahni Capildeo

All The Men I Never Married is Kim Moore’s eagerly awaited second collection. It is pointedly feminist, challenging and keenly aware of the contradictions and complexities of desire. The numbered poems take us through a gallery of exes and significant others where we encounter rage, pain, guilt and love. A powerful collection of deeply thoughtful and deeply felt poetry.

‘This book is a revolutionary and subversive requisition of the female gaze, and it will be canonical’ – Fiona Benson

Tickets are available from the Lancaster Lit Fest website