Amy Key Launch Readings

Amy Key Launch Readings

'I’m truly bewitched by Amy Key’s poems. They cut right to the quick of what means to be a modern girl. Honestly, they make me feel dizzy. They’re like beautiful rooms I want to lie down in; they are perpetually surprising, ferocious and unruly. They’re brave and splendid, extravagant and precise. They track difficult emotional states of longing and desire, hatred, fear and self-disgust, and yet they are also witty, playful, luxuriant and intensely concerned with joy. Ugh, just buy them.' - Olivia Laing

'Her new collection, Isn’t Forever (Bloodaxe), is playful, surreal and enchanting but also rooted in brutal emotional honesty. She is writer of a rare and strange magic.' - Sarah Perry, The Guardian (Best Summer Books 2018)


Amy Key's second book-length collection Isn't Forever is published by Bloodaxe on 21 June 2018.  It is a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice for Summer 2018.  It was launched at London Review Bookshop on 26 June.

Wednesday 25 July, 7.30pm, Southbank Centre

Royal Festival Hall, Level 5 Function Room, Green side

Poetry Book Society Summer Showcase

Amy Key will be reading alongside Mary Jean Chan and the winner of the PBS Student Poetry Prize, Jay G Ying. Presented by Sandeep Parmar.   Isn't Forever is the Poetry Book Society's Summer Wild Card Choice.


Click here to book.


Isn't Forever reviewed in the The Yorkshire Times:

'The reader is continually astonished by the outrageous acuity of Key’s use of imagery; she persuades, utterly, on the most unlikely ground.' - Steve Whitaker, The Yorkshire Times

To read the full review, click here.

[19 July 2018]

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