Sunday at the Skin Launderette (Poetry Book Society Recommendation)

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Infused with a fresh, lively voice, these poems address the dilemmas of a young woman living in the city. Humor and a poignant grace link the pieces, which are remarkable for the way they transform the mundane, so that days spent in dull jobs, on the bus, and at the photocopier suddenly fill with expectation and beauty. Flashes of surrealism invade the poems and transform quotidian scenes into something nightmarish, as when a secretary flies straight up into space, or the neighborhood laundry is revealed as a house of horrors.

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Kathryn Simmonds is the author of the prize-winning pamphlet, "Snug," and her short stories have been broadcast on Radio 4. Her radio play, Poetry for Beginners, will be broadcast early next year. She is the winner of the 2006 Poetry London Competition and the 2007 Wigtown Competition, Scotland's national poetry contest.

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Winner of  the United Kingdom's prestigious Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection

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