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This Dress Has Pockets

Authors: Hannah Swingler

Published by Verve Poetry Press

ISBN: 978 1 912565 11 5

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Hannah describes her incredible debut collection of fresh and original poetry best…’I struggle to throw things away. Used envelopes, mostly. This is not only my debut collection of poetry, it is my hoard, my memory bank, my adventure into the known.

‘This dress has pockets exudes the feeling of finding a dress that fits in a charity shop for only £4.50 and it has the functionality of pockets that are deep enough to carry unsent love letters and conkers and those memories that you wish you could binge watch, or tape over.

It is ethereal but memorable, surreal, but familiar, like a dream you weren’t able to keep hold of. It is what it means to remember, what it means to grow up storing your thoughts close to you, in pockets of dresses that make you look alright until you sit down in them. Now is your time to dance in it, now is the time to empty your pockets and spin.’

We are thrilled to be bringing you this poetry dress with its many marvellous pockets. We encourage you to peer deep into them and be amazed!

This dress has pockets contains guest poems from Birmingham poets Jess Davies, Asim Kahn,  Hannah Ledlie and Dennis Muhirwa.

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