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New Anna Robinson poetry collection launched in Lower Marsh

Anna Robinson's second poetry collection Into the Woods has been launched with a party in Lower Marsh.

New Anna Robinson poetry collection launched in Lower Marsh
Anna Robinson at her book launch

The location of the summer evening Pimm's party on Thursday evening was Granby Place behind the former Crockatt & Powell bookshop where more than sixty people gathered to hear a reading.

Anna Robinson is a long-time Waterloo resident with connections on both sides of the Lambeth-Southwark borough boundary and poetry residencies in SE1.

Into the Woods has strong local resonances and references such as Lambeth woods, the Marsh, shot tower and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

"Anna has managed something few other poets manage after such an amazing debut," said Enitharmon Press artistic director Stephen Stuart-Smith. "She has built on her achievement, refined her craft and deepened her ability to create extraordinary stories out of her immediate surroundings in this historic borough.

"Folk tales and fantasies set not in a concrete jungle but in the wild woods of Lambeth."

The outdoor audience heard the author reading City Snowscape, From the Chair, On the Marsh, The Book of Mary and Grey Street at Twilight which all appear in the paperback.

Anna Robinsonís first collection, The Finders of London, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre Prize.

Into The Woods by Anna Robinson is published by Enitharmon Press £9.99

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