Published by Smokestack Books
Sisters is a book about family life, and about death in the family, inspired by a Victorian tradition in which the dead were photographed in ‘living’ poses. The first half of the book imagines the lives of two unknown ‘sisters’ photographed in death as though they were on holiday. The second half explores the nature of sisterhood, the predicaments that siblings face and the choices they have to make, in life and in death.
Jennifer Copley has published six poetry collections, including Ice, winner of the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition (Smith Doorstop, 2002; ISBN 9781902382463) and Beans in Snow (Smokestack, 2009; ISBN 9780956034120). Her work has appeared in the Independent on Sunday, The Rialto and The North, as well as the Forward Prize Anthology 2008 (Faber, 2007; ISBN 9780571239573) and GCSE Poetry Unseen revision guides. Her work was commended in the Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition in 2012. She lives in Barrow-in-Furness.