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Published 25th April 2024. Available for pre-order.

Crystal traces the arc of one woman’s experience after the discovery that her partner is addicted to crystal meth. In a highly original poetic act of reclamation, it plunders the drug itself and makes of it an overarching conceit to articulate the devastating impact of living with a loved one who is utterly changed. Deeply felt, tirelessly inventive, this collection will resonate with anyone who has experienced addiction’s explosive effect within a family.

At the same time it speaks universally and with urgency of the power of poetry to take one through the darkest of times. Crystal is Ellen Cranitch's second collection, following The Immortalist (Templar Press), which was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Prize for Best Collection 2018.

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