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Released December 31st 2021 // 80 pages // 978-1-915079-95-4


Aurora Town is the hotly anticipated first collection from Eric Gregory Award winner Annie Katchinska. It takes its title from an underground shopping street in Sapporo, a city in the north of Japan where Katchinska lived for two years. The poems are warped, diced up, loosely autobiographical texts built from her notebooks, illuminated by a ceaselessly inventive creative spirit. Aurora Town neatly captures the displacement and loneliness of living far from home, of turning to faith and then losing it, in a style which is completely her own.


Annie Katchinska was born in Moscow in 1990 and grew up in London. She was a Faber New Poet in 2010. In 2018 she won an Eric Gregory Award and her pamphlet Natto was published by If A Leaf Falls Press.

Annie Katchinska - Aurora Town