Instead, Let us Say
150 x 210mm
Instead, Let us Say is Dawn Gorman’s third pamphlet, published by Dempsey & Windle following her achievement of first place in the Brian Dempsey Memorial Pamphlet Competition in 2019. Released in September 2019 it is available from Dawn herself at readings, from this page, from AmazonEU and AmazonUK and to order from Waterstones, Five Leaves Bookshop (Nottingham), Blackwell's Bookshop (Oxford) and other independent booksellers.
Dawn will be reading from "Instead, let Us Say" in Bath, Sheffield, Frome and other venues in 2019 and 2020.
Details on her website, here: http://www.dawngorman.co.uk/events_perform.php?id=59
Dawn Gorman is a freelance editor, reviewer and poetry workshop leader. She devises and runs community arts events, including the popular poetry reading series Words & Ears in Bradford on Avon, and works with poetry with the elderly and young people, with a particular interest in aural history. She collaborates widely with artists, musicians, photographers, film-makers and other writers: she has twice been a poet-in-residence at Edinburgh Fringe in collaboration with ceramicist Liz Watts, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, together with 250 schoolchildren, wrote a symphony based on one of her poems; the overture, devised as a film poem, appeared at Cannes Short Film Festival.
Her pamphlet This Meeting of Tracks was published in New York in the four-poet book Mend & Hone, which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her work has appeared in various anthologies, including: DE4 | A1 (Templar Poetry, 2016); The Book of Love & Loss (Belgrave Press, 2014); Salt on the Wind (Elephantsfootprint, 2015) and From Palette to Pen (The Holburne Museum, 2016). It has also appeared in journals including Poetry Ireland Review, Iota, Magma, The Rialto, The Interpreter’s House, Butcher’s Dog, Anima and Under the Radar, and on-line in And Other Poems and The Mary Evans Picture Library.
This Meeting of Tracks
Looking for gods
Praise for Dawn Gorman:
“Dawn… writes with brilliant deliberation and mature artistry… [and] paints vivid, haunting pictures full of intense feeling. Her poems are about watching, seeing things, and seeing more than the things seen. Her work is warm and full of color – nature is color for her – and there are hints of a saucy sense of humor.”
Libby Maxey, on This Meeting of Tracks (Toadlily Press, New York, 2013) in Mom Egg Review (US) 2014.
At the core of [Dawn Gorman’s] work is a quality of instinctive tenderness and human dimension all-too rare in these rehearsed and combative times. That this is wedded to real poetic wherewithal is all-the-more impressive. Hers is a sharp-eyed and confident poetry, hard-won from those insights and complicated moments from which it is drawn. Never does it overstay a welcome nor fail to write itself hard and clear about what most counts.