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How Small We Are, How Little We Know by Alexandra Melville

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Alexandra Melville’s how small we are, how little we know. is a beguiling debut pamphlet with poems centred on a rich mix of themes including Tolstoy’s War and Peace, cockroaches, Kandinsky and a poem, ‘Hippo’, which was highly commended in the 2021 Forward Prizes. Melville’s pamphlet is humorous, telling, eccentric, a neat introduction to a poet of nuance and delicate poise.


ABOUT Alexandra Melville::

Alexandra Melville is a writer and teacher. She was highly commended in the Forward Prize and is published in the Forward Anthology 2022. Her poetry has appeared in publications such as The Rialto, The Moth, and The Interpreter’s House among others. She was longlisted for Live Canon’s Poetry Prize 2020 and received special mention in Against the Grain’s Poetry Competition 2019. She has an MA in Creative Writing and Education.



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