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Released 30th November, 2022 // 22 pages // 978-1-915079-48-0


Lauren Pope’s Close your Eyes when you Look at me is a blinding pamphlet which opens: “[i]n the unforgiving light of / the bread aisle”. The majority of the poems were written in the short space of a week, lending compression and immediacy to Pope’s delightful imagery and emotional intimacy. Close your Eyes… is a remarkable pamphlet whose author has verve and vivacity to describe sound by what it is not…   “silence”.


ABOUT the author:

Lauren Pope is a 2019 Manchester Poetry Prize finalist, and winner of the 2021 Brotherton Poetry Prize. Her debut collection, Always Erase, was published by Blue Diode Press in 2022. She runs creative writing and literature courses at the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS) in Edinburgh. 

Lauren Pope - Close your Eyes when you Look at me


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