‘A stunning book featuring 130 poems about wanderlust, freedom and escape written by women’.
We’re so excited that New Poets Prize 2020 winner, Lauren Hollingsworth Smith, at just 18 years old, will be published in a new anthology of female poets, alongside talents such as Carol Ann Duffy, Grace Nichols and Mary Jean Chan. She Will Soar (Pan MacMillan) edited and compiled by Ana Sampson is due out on 17th September 2020.
For several years Lauren has been a member of Hive Poetry collective and Rotherham Young Writers. She’s a recipient of the Young Northern Writers Award and was a Foyle Young Poet of the Year 2019. Lauren has recently joined the Writing Squad. Her debut pamphlet Ugly Bird will be published by the Poetry Business in 2021.
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With poems from classic, well-loved poets as well as innovative and bold modern voices, She Will Soar is a stunning collection and an essential addition to any bookshelf. From the ancient world right up to the present day, it includes poems on wanderlust, travel, daydreams, flights of fancy, escaping into books, tranquillity, courage, hope and resilience. From frustrated housewives to passionate activists, from servants and suffragettes to some of today’s most gifted writers, here is a bold choir of voices demanding independence and celebrating their hard-won power.
Immerse yourself in poems by Carol Ann Duffy, Christina Rossetti, Stevie Smith, Sarah Crossan, Emily Dickinson, Salena Godden, Mary Jean Chan, Charly Cox, Nikita Gill, Fiona Benson, Hollie McNish and Grace Nichols to name but a few.