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Released 28th February, 2023 // 42 pages // 978-1-915760-96-8


Proverbs for a Woman Drinking Alone is a pamphlet of poetry which tackles class, grief, and sexuality. Talia Randall confronts these themes alternately with closed fists and open hands, lacing humour into even the darkest subjects. These poems claim a sense of place and belonging while creating a space for the reader to listen to Randall's sharp and precise voice, one that is at once colloquial and lyrical, playful and sombre. This is a book which both demands and fulfils the reader's attention.


ABOUT Talia Randall:

Talia Randall is a writer, performer and podcaster. Her work has been called “refreshing” (The Guardian), “sublime” ( and “distinctive” (The Upcoming). Talia has performed comedy, poetry and theatre on stages across the UK including Wales Millennium Centre, Southbank, Bristol Old Vic, Roundhouse, Glastonbury and the main stage at Larmer Tree festival. Talia’s poetry has been published in the anthologies Poems from a Green and Blue Planet (Hachette Children’s Group) and Everything is going to be All Right (Trapeze) as well as Bath Magg, Interpreter’s House and Fenland Poetry Journal. Talia is also the creator of What Words Are Ours? a poetry knees-up that features Deaf and hearing artists on the same stage. Talia’s BBC commissioned podcast - Blossom Trees and Burnt Out Cars - was released in July 2022 and explores who does and who doesn’t have access to nature. Since 2007 Talia has worked with children and teenagers to develop their voices through drama and poetry. 

Talia Randall - Proverbs for a Woman Drinking Alone