We're delighted to announce our Winter 2019 Pamphlet Choice will be And They Are Covered in Gold Light by Amy Acre, published by Bad Betty Press. We're especially excited as it's the first time this independent press has been awarded a PBS Selection.
Amy Acre’s second pamphlet reaches both arms out to the wild of being woman, the blood of being mother, the tragedy of being human. From deep within the dark of these poems, there is resolve; there is love; there is light.
“Visceral, formally inventive and raw, these poems play new and vivid tricks on language. Acre’s voice is richly layered, fresh and unexpected; And They Are Covered In Gold Light fizzes with energy, physicality and the levitating openness of song. This collection may be short, but that doesn’t stop it feeling mighty.” - Rebecca Tamás
Amy Acre is a poet and performer from London. Her poem, ‘every girl knows’ won the 2019 Verve Poetry Prize. Her first pamphlet, Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads (flipped eye) was a PBS Pamphlet Choice and a Poetry School Book of 2015. She has performed at Southbank and the Houses of Parliament, and on BBC Radio, and co-edited anthologies The Dizziness of Freedom and Alter Egos (Bad Betty Press) and the Anti-Hate Anthology (Spoken Word London).
PBS Members can read sample poems and our Pamphlet Selectors' full commentary in the Winter 2019 Bulletin later in November. Join the PBS today and order your copy of the Winter 2019 Pamphlet Choice here.