Book launch: Deeryard by Kate Feld

  • DATE

    23 May 2024

  • TIME

    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



Come celebrate the launch of Deeryard, Kate Feld’s new pamphlet of prose poetry and photographs, published by Manchester independent press Death of Workers Whilst Building Skyscrapers. Kate will be reading poems from the book and will be joined by her friends Mick Conley and Lydia Unsworth, who will read some of their own poems. The readings will be followed by a book signing.

About the book: In Deeryard, a series of tenderly observed internal states, natural settings and photographed landscapes serve to collapse the distance between the speaker and the world she inhabits. The poems are acts of orientation, making their way toward a new sense of being at home in our lostness.

“These prose poems are full of music: the sounds of a richly-evoked natural world where ‘something always has to be happening’, and the sounds of language itself being wrung out for its harmonies. They are both experimental and beautiful, highly-crafted and instinctive. In Kate Feld’s work, a relationship with nature seems to be a relationship with the past and a reckoning with the self. If the places in these pieces are real, then they are made imaginative by the inherent unreliability of memory and language; if they are imagined, then they are made real by the quality of observation and sensory detail.” – Mick Conley