The poems of Helen Mort’s second collection offer an unforgettable perspective on the heights we scale and the distances we run, the routes we follow and the paths we make for ourselves.
Here are odes to the women who dared to break new ground – from Miss Jemima Morrell, a young Victorian woman from Yorkshire who hiked the Swiss Peaks in her skirts and petticoats, to the modern British mountaineer Alison Hargreaves, who died descending from the summit of K2.
Distinctive and courageous, these are poems of passion and precipices, of edges and extremes. No Map Could Show Them confirms Helen Mort’s position as one of the finest young poets at work today.
Helen appeared at our very first Verve in 2017, performing wonderfully at our Saturday headline event! She has also been involved editing some of Verve Poetry Press’s books, such as Beth Calverley’s Brave Faces & Other Smiles and Sophie Sparham’s The Man Who Ate 50,000 Weetabix. Needless to say, we are HUGE fans of Helen and her work.
Date: 2nd June 2016
Extent: 96 pp