Di Slaney to Launch Her Latest Collection at Five Leaves Bookshop
In 2005, Di Slaney abandoned her urban existence to become the custodian of an ancient farmhouse in Nottinghamshire, populating it with – at the last count – 150 animals, most of them rescued.
Reward for Winter tells that story on three levels: the earthy triumphs and tribulations of a novice smallholder; the history of Bilsthorpe from Viking settlement through Civil War to coal mining in the 1920s; and the quirky and affecting biography of one of the farm’s chickens.
Di Slaney’s poems have won numerous accolades including first prize in the Four Corners International Poetry Competition 2015. This, her first full collection, has been praised as, "beautifully crafted and very moving" by Jonathan Edwards, winner of the 2014 Costa Poetry Award.
The launch will take place at firm Inpress favourite, the Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham on the 23rd of March. Admission is free and you can find more information at the Five Leaves website.