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Released 29th February, 2024 // 50 pages // 978-1-915760-97-5 // RRP £9.99


freebleeding is a conversation between two poets, Charley Barnes & Wendy Allen, written in letters, poems and short prose. The collection explores facets of menstruation, bodily fluids, and feminism, and finds the many points at which these topics intersect. Through these works, Barnes and Allen explore what it is to bleed, what it is to cease bleeding — and how we might respect and know our bodies in both states. freebleeding is a vital conversation about what it is to bleed in a world in which women’s blood is seen as a threat, and men’s as power.


ABOUT Wendy Allen & Charley Barnes:

Wendy Allen’s work has appeared in bath magg, The Rialto, Propel, Poetry Wales, Poetry Ireland Review, and The North. Her debut pamphlet, Plastic Tubed Little Bird, was published by Broken Sleep Books.


Charley Barnes is an author and academic specialising in True Crime narratives. Her poetry has appeared in the likes of Anthropocene, Atrium, and The Waxed Lemon. Her most recent pamphlet, Unfaithful, was published by Salo Press in 2023. Charley’s most recent novella, Your Body is a House Stripped, was published by Broken Sleep Books.

Wendy Allen & Charley Barnes - freebleeding