A sequence of poems set in an imagined city, examining the impact of post-industrialisation and the effect of toxic political leadership on the collapse of cities and communities. The poems offer perspectives from various characters living in the City, from the tour guide to the photographer to the hostess at Kissorama.
Roz Goddard was on the original steering group for Verve Poetry Festival back in 2016-7 and played a huge part of helping to define the festival, its aims and its contents. She hosted at our inaugural festival in 2017 and read for us in 2018. It’s hard to over-emphasise the impact she’s had on our festival.
Date: 16th October 2020
Extent: 36 pp