Feeling Unusual

Feeling Unusual

By Ann Drysdale

Price: £10.00

ISBN: 978-1-912524-98-3

Number of pages: 70

Poetry, English, Paperback, 135x210mm

Ann Drysdale was born near Manchester, brought up in London and has lived in various places, including a narrowboat in the Midlands and a smallholding on the North York Moors, where she brought up three children as a single parent while writing a weekly column for the Yorkshire Evening Post. Since then she has written memoirs, essays and a gonzo guidebook to Newport. Feeling Unusual is her eighth book of poems, her third for Shoestring Press. She now lives in the highest terrace of a mining town in Gwent.

“Ann Drysdale’s poems are thought-provoking, entertaining and observant, often combining a playful wit with a gentle intimacy and always challengingly accessible.” – John Mole

“It is the ever-present consciousness and possibility of humour that often humanises the darker poems and staves off any hint of sentimentality.” – Sheenagh Pugh

“Vanitas is a good strong book, with a lot in it. When I reached the last page, I got that lovely lift you get when you’ve read real poetry.” – Helena Nelson

“Ann Drysdale’s clear-eyed and amused takes on life continue to manifest in sharp and tender poems that carry the weight of this troubled world with deceptive lightness. She is a bit of a national treasure.” – Penelope Shuttle