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      



Watch the THE BELL TOWER book launch here


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



Light On Leeds Podcast, May 2022 ~ talking about early creativity, writing, performance, cities, parenting, and the publication of THE BELL TOWER (The Emma Press)



Excerpt from THE BELL TOWER launch where I talk about (re)finding my voice, how the book came into being and what the title means.



Excerpt from THE BELL TOWER launch where I read ‘150 words as I wait for a tree to grow back’ Part I (anger) and ‘Cloudcunt’ – and explain who Man at the back is and why I waved to him the other day.



The Bell Tower featured in 5 Poetry Collections You’ll Want To Devour After Watching ‘Normal People’