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Last night I was honoured to launch my first pamphlet, The Lives of the Female Poets, at a wonderful event organised by Bad Betty Press in Dalston.¬†All the performers were absolutely brilliant but I have to say I hadn’t heard Amaal Said’s work before and she completely blew me away – my mum and I were both streaming with tears in the front row.

The Lives of the Female Poets is one of their single-poem Shots series, and tells the stories of female poets who have been erased from history and the canon. Do buy the full set of pamphlets from Bad Betty’s online shop, with their beautiful interlocking covers designed by Helen Nicholson – they really are doing good and exciting work at the moment and deserve your support. (The Shots are limited editions of 100 too, so Pollard completists should hurry!)

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