The Bookshop invites you to a very special evening as we welcome Katherine Stansfi eld and celebrate the launch of her debut poetry collection, Playing House.
A concise wit, a distinct voice and an unsettling view of the domestic, characterize the poems whose subjects are the ordinary as viewed through the author’s satirical yet sympathetic eye. John Lennon’s tooth, an imaginary ‘Canada’, bees in Rhode Island, jetlag and offi ce politics are all peculiar grist to this author’s mill. She presents both historical subjects, such as Captain Scott of the Antarctic, and common objects, such as household bleach, with a skewed perspective, adding humour, drama and a quietly distinctive
Katherine’s poetry has appeared in Poetry Wales, NWR, Poetry Cornwall, The James Dickey Review and in various anthologies. Her fi rst novel, The Visitor, was published in 2014. She was long-listed for the Eric Gregory Awards in 2011.
A warm welcome to all