Published by Smith/Doorstop (The Poetry Business)
In Lighthouses, Allison casts a light over the world, catching as she does, a man grafting in his shed; the new moon’s pull on a love affair; Emily Wilding Davison hiding on Census Night; a mother as a listening telescope and Amy Hopkins falling for a comet.
Virginia Woolf dips in and out, with her ‘charcoal stare,’ her diaries and essays. And there are quiet poems too: sat at bedsides when ghosts and love, like the keeper’s light, are never far away
Allison McVety’s poems have appeared in The Times , the Guardian, The Forward Poems of the Decade anthology and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. In 2011 she won the National Poetry competition and in 2013 was recorded at the South Bank Centre for Poetry Library’s 60th anniversary.
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