We're delighted to be able to offer Poetry Book Society members an exclusive 25% off Indifferent Cresses, a limited edition pamphlet by National Trust Poet in Residence Holly Corfield Carr. This beautifully produced collectable pamphlet includes the poet's own flower pressings and pockets for your own botanical findings. It's the perfect pamphlet for nature lovers!
Indifferent Cresses was written in the woods in the weeks leading up to Midsummer’s Day, Holly Corfield Carr’s book of pressings, poems and pockets takes its title from Hannah More’s complaint that women’s writing has long been dismissed as uneffortful or unwitting, the product of overnight accident or someone else’s good gardening and garnering as much praise as a salad. This is a book of undergrowth, in all senses.
Commissioned in partnership with Trust New Art as part of the National Trust’s Women and Power programme, this bright and strange herbarium of various ‘cresses’ - from the Hairy Bittercress to the haunting scream of the Wood Ear - records all the brilliance and violence of spring, inviting the reader to add to the compost and make the book their own.
Holly Corfield Carr is a poet based in Bristol. She received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012 and won the Frieze Writer’s Prize in 2015. Her site-specific work has been commissioned for museums and galleries across the UK as well as for an orchard, an eighteenth-century crystal grotto and a passenger ferry called Matilda. She has performed her work on BBC Radio 4 and at the Royal Albert Hall for the Proms on BBC Radio 3. Before her residency at Tyntesfield, Holly worked as poet-in-residence for the Wordsworth Trust, Spike Island and the University of Bristol. Holly is the author of Subsong (National Trust, 2018) and Mine (Spike Island, 2014).
©National Trust Images/Jennifer Smith
Members can order copies here with 25% discount, whilst the limited edition numbered copies last, and read a full review of Indifferent Cresses in the Autumn Bulletin due out later in August.