Zones of Avoidance
Published by Cinnamon Press
Zones of Avoidance grew out of a sequence of poems inspired by the writer’s personal and professional involvement with people in recovery from addictions and combines her own moving testimony with the voices of addicts in recovery. Already featured at many festivals, the book will accompany future tours of the ambitious, award-winning multimedia performance of this brave, inspiring and moving collection.
Maggie Sawkins is the founder of Portsmouth poetry and music club, Tongues & Grooves, set up in 2003 with the aim of empowering people to express themselves through writing and performance. Her poetry collections include Charcot’s Pet (Flarestack) and The Zig Zag Woman (Two Ravens Press). Her work has been frequently anthologised and her articles on poetry and well-being are included in Writing Your Self (Continuum) and Writing Routes (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).