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LAUNCH: ‘Glut’ by Ramona Herdman

August 16 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Please join us on the evening of 16th August to celebrate Norwich-based poet Ramona Herdman’s candid and playful new collection, Glut .

Glut is a lush, entertaining, and bittersweet collection of poems about how we live together and find meaning through rules and rituals around food, family, alcohol, work, nature, sex and love.

These vividly-realised, nimble poems probe at the delicate balancing acts we – our bodies and our minds – perform in life:  between power and trust, between convention and rebellion, and between what is enough and what is too much.

All the time, Herdman’s spry poetry keeps a gimlet eye on our impulse to make sense of it all – of how we live and work together, and what strategies will help us to navigate our way through the tangled undergrowth of negotiation and misunderstanding. Glut is a lustrous, darkly funny, open-hearted book on the distance between people, on satisfying appetites, and on seeking both pleasure and consolation.

Ramona will be in conversation with Heidi Williamson, and will be reading from the collection.

Ramona Herdman’s latest pamphlet, A warm and snouting thing (The Emma Press), was shortlisted in the poetry category of the East Anglian Book Awards. Her previous pamphlet Bottle (HappenStance Press) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. One of her poems was chosen for the Poetry Archive’s WordView 2021 and another won the Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham prize 2017. Ramona lives in Norwich and is a committee member for Café Writers.

Heidi Williamson teaches a monthly poetry seminar for The Poetry School and mentors poets world-wide by Skype through The Poetry Society, the National Centre for Writing, The Poetry School and The Writing Coach. Her first collection Electric Shadow (Bloodaxe, 2011) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry. Her second collection, ‘The Print Museum’ (Bloodaxe, 2016), won the EAW Book by the Cover Award and the 2016 East Anglian Book Award for Poetry. Her third collection Return by Minor Road was published by Bloodaxe in 2020.

The Book Hive, Norwich
FREE (but limited to 40 places, so book your place below!)
Doors 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Est. end 8pm
Refreshments provided


August 16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Book Hive
01603 219268


The Book Hive (Norwich)
53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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