Refugees and Peacekeepers - A Patrician Press Anthology

Refugees and Peacekeepers - A Patrician Press Anthology


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This evocative, diverse and challenging anthology of poems and short stories is the result of a writing competition Patrician Press ran in 2016. The short-listed entries, including the winning story by Penny Simpson, were judged by Joceline Bury and Anna Johnson, amongst others.

Further contributions from existing Patrician Press and other authors are as follows: Wersha Bharadwa, Mark Brayley, Emma Kittle-Pey, Petra McQueen, Suzy Norman, Robert Ronsson, Nasreem Salem, Ian Shaw, Kenneth Steven, Anna Vaught and Elisa Marcella Webb. Some of the pieces are more loosely connected to the original themes of refugees and peace.

Robert McCrum has penned a quote for the back cover and George Szirtes and the Bishop of Barking have provided quotations for the foreword. A donation from the proceeds will be made to: Help Refugees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993494567
Publisher: Patrician Press
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Anna Johnson has a degree in English from Exeter College, Oxford. She worked in London as a teacher then as a children's book editor before leaving to raise her two daughters. In 2013 she gained an MA in book art and design and now divides her time between her family, work for Patrician Press, a variety of volunteer jobs and her own book projects.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Anna Johnson 1
Refuge is a Taxi by Pen Avey 7
Something Human by Rebecca Balfourth 10
Sunny the Indian Datsun by Wersha Bharadwa 12
Travels by Wheelchair by Katherine Blessan 24
Safe from Home by Mark Brayley 30
The Lake by Catherine Coldstream 32
Evensong by Louise G. Cole 34
Running through New York by Priya Guns 36
The Milk by Naomi Hamill 43
Milanese Feast by Emma Kittle-Pey 48
The Photo by Aoife Lyall 51
Leavings by Petra McQueen 53
The Decision by Suzy Norman 61
Printing by Suzy Norman 63
The Boy on the Beach by Susan Pope 65
Brilliant Disguise by Robert Ronsson 69
Limbo by Nesreen Salem 78
Crossing Borders by Adrienne Silcock 83
Winter Solstice by Penny Simpson 84
You, Sameh by Kathy Stevens 93
Nina and the Rain by Kenneth Stevens 102
The Border by Susannah Tassell 106
Émigré by Anna Vaught 108
The Candidate by Elisa Marcella Webb 110
The Calais Jungle by Ian Shaw 113
Refugee Charities 117
Contributor details 119
Further Reading 122
Publisher's note by Patricia Borlenghi 124

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