Anger blazes a path: it strips away pretence and clears a space from which to speak… Crowe holds two fingers up to the conventional poetic, and convention in general.
~ Georgia Gildea, review of THE BELL TOWER. Read the full review HERE
RECTAL PROLAPSE – a comedy love story of a woman’s body over 3 decades of college, motherhood, menopause & neurological paralysis against a backdrop (& backing track) of frenzied gym workouts & spin classes.
With characteristic bracing honesty, Crowe explores the power of the body to navigate illness & trauma; tackling issues such as body dysmorphic disorder, pelvic floor prolapse, and sex with honesty & unapologetic humour.
Tune in for a life-affirming tale of love, body positivity & regeneration! Rectal Prolapse features THE BELL TOWER poems, new poetic work 💙 and the voice of Jason Evens!
LOVED reading the part of Heather in Jacky Burton’s THE VOICE NOTE TRIBE, a funny, powerful radio drama about four women, three friendships & a life-changing diagnosis. Available on LISTEN AGAIN at Chapel FM Arts Centre.
Reading ‘River’ at the 2022 Winchester Poetry Festival Prize-giving, October 2022.
Watch the THE BELL TOWER book launch here.
The Bell Tower published with The Emma Press
Acerbic, precise and very funny, Pamela Crowe’s poems explore home life and relationships in a delightfully forthright voice. Secret frustrations and anxieties are aired and private fantasies brought into the light, as odes blur into diatribes and psychodramas become love poems.
Woven throughout The Bell Tower is a love of Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, Wendy Cope and – above all – Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones. These are fierce, acutely observed poems that give weight to domestic minutiae and put words to helpless howls into the abyss.
Available to order here
Light On Leeds Podcast, May 2022 ~ talking about early creativity, writing, performance, cities, parenting, and the publication of THE BELL TOWER (The Emma Press)
The Bell Tower featured in 5 Poetry Collections You’ll Want To Devour After Watching ‘Normal People’
Review of Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up Soanyway Magazine
Review of Kara Chin: Show Real & Ashley Holmes: Trust Melody Corridor8
Tactile Optic Shock, part of the ‘Soundness’ digital programme 20-21 VAC
What is it? published by The Poetry Society
How to – creative writing prompts from TACTILE OPTIC SHOCK
Jane | all this she must possess
About process, image & text – how to show proximity, intimacy or loss; how to get near each other, how to exist apart (how to get near Jane, how to de-film Jane).
We’re not making a film