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Laurie Bolger

Box Rooms


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Laurie Bolger's debut pamphlet Box Rooms shows that poetry can be your friend. With extraordinary warmth, the poems build into a conversation of friendship, communities, vegetables, pubs, tea, love and the meanings we find in these and in each other. This is a joyful exploration of self and community, of the ordinary and the extraordinary, and introduces Laurie Bolger as an unmistakable, unpretentious voice of British poetry.

‘These poems are a triumph in storytelling from a writer who listens, watches and writes as passionately as she performs. If I could jump into these poems I would. I imagine it’d be lovely and warm in there.’
Hollie McNish

‘Whenever I see her perform or read her work, I’m aware that I’m in the presence of something special. The poet in residence of my heart.’
‘Porky the Poet’ Phill Jupitus

‘Moving and hilarious stories we are usually too shy to share. A beautiful collection.’
Marcus Davey OBE, Roundhouse

‘I never imagined an old pub local like me would get into poetry, brilliant.’
Geoff at the Bar

Artwork by Lis Watkins