Published by Smith/Doorstop (The Poetry Business)
Illustrations by Emma Holliday
In Heroes, Brangelina, Humphry Davy, and Malala tackle our attitudes to heroism, together with the Unknown Soldier, the-man-who-discovered-Antarctica, and more. This limited edition pamphlet considers heroes past and present, and always finds the lesser-known story. Heroes contains ten poems by Christy Ducker, and each poem is illustrated with an original lino cut by the artist Emma Holliday.
Heroes comes from the Arts Council-funded writing project, ‘North East Heroes’ - Christy Ducker has mined Victorian fan mail and heroes’ diaries from the Northumberland Archives, to spark new creative work. She has also invited young people into the archive to engage with poetry, their sense of history and their sense of self. The project will culminate in a creative writing website which launches in June 2016.