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

 


 

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).

 

 

Auto door 

 

 

We’re not making a film

About the bareness and complexity of the acts of standing with someone and of speaking to them; of what we might not say; how close we get. I wonder how possible it is to make intimacy and loss visible (not ‘acted’ intimacy, not acting) but through live images or visuals.