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How to Be Held

Book cover for How to Be Held by Maddie Godfrey

How to Be Held

Author: Maddie Godfrey

Publisher: Burning Eye Books

Published: June 2018

In this debut poetry collection Godfrey explores a variety of issues with grit and grace: relationships, gender politics, the body, friendship, love, trauma, sorrow, delight. The language is not demanding but the subject matter commands attention. The work is by turns poignant, challenging, intimate and tender. It locates itself everywhere: on an aeroplane, in a bed, on the street, in a library book, inside the human heart. Maddie Godfrey is a performance poet who has built a reputation for honesty and strong delivery, and her written voice is equally punchy and powerful.

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