Carcanet Virtual Book Launch: Katherine Horrex’s Growlery

You are invited to join Carcanet online to celebrate the launch of Katherine Horrex‘s debut poetry collection, Growleryat 7pm on Wednesday 26 August.

Hosting the reading will be poet and critic, Maryam Hessavi, joining Katherine to discuss the new work. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask their own questions. We will also be showing extracts of the text during the reading so that you can read along. Register to let Carcanet know you can make it by joining the Facebook event.

‘Katherine Horrex’s is unmistakeably the voice of now: uneasy, ironic, apocalyptic’
Catriona O’Reilly

Book cover

Growlery conjures a place haunted by flooded villages, broken ankles, ovarian health and factories. It dwells on a world of civic tensions, in the twilit zone between city and country, the human and the natural. Here, Brexit is a city with streets ‘worn into themselves like grafted skin’, corpse flowers bloom in America, and urban foundations crumble into cisterns. Horrex – whose poems found an enthusiastic readership via Carcanet’s New Poetries series – unpicks the illusion that order upholds society and reveals the true ramshackle complexion of things. Her debut collection reimagines the ‘growlery’ of Dickens’ Bleak House by looking at the concept of internal space in a twenty-first century which is both connected and disjointed.

The event will begin at 19:00 and include a reading by Katherine Horrex. Registration for this online event will cost £2, later redeemable against the cost of the book. All attendees will receive the discount code and how to purchase the book during and after event.

Please note that there is a limited number of places for the reading, so do book early to avoid disappointment. You should receive a confirmation email with details on how to join after you register. If this does not arrive, please get contact Carcanet to let them know. Please also be aware that clicking ‘attending’ on the Facebook event will not guarantee your place – you must complete the Zoom registration.

We do hope to see you there, to celebrate this new work with you on the day.