Published by Burning Eye Books
Lucy Lepchani uses both contemporary and traditional poetic forms in Ladygardens to draw attention to subaltern voices, to prod at injustices and taboos, or stroke life's underbelly with tenderness, with passion, with humour. Lucy gives voice to ordinary people and is unafraid to champion a cause or point out the ridiculous contradictions of 21st Century Britain, in particular with regard to how women are portrayed or expected to behave.
Lucy Lepchani was born in Kent and now lives in Devon. She works as a Writer in Education and as a tutor with the Workers Educational Association. Her poems and short stories have been widely published in magazines and anthologies, some have won or been runner up in competitions, but most of them are spoken at festivals and venues when opportunities arise. Her pamphlet The Beckoning Wild was published by Acumen Poetry in 2011. Ladygardens is her first full collection.