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Latest publication from Vane Women Press

The Ship Owner's House

Published: March 2018
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Vane Women Press is delighted to announce the publication of its latest poetry pamphlet The Ship Owner’s House by Judi Sutherland

The Ship Owner’s House is built on sands of displacement. Judi Sutherland echoes the cry of the refugee, the exile, a stranger in a strange land. Home is something she leaves behind. Her poems have crossed several cultural borders to the North. ‘This is a foreign England’ and language rears up in ‘clints and grykes’. Memories move with her into the ‘terra incognita’ of Teesdale, question what we mean by locus, a place where we belong. Intelligent, imaginative, heartfelt, these are salutary poems for our times.

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