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Back Teeth: Debut poetry collection from one of the rising poets of her generation

11 October 2022

Taylor Edmonds

Rising star of the poetry world, Taylor Edmonds has released her first collection in time for National Poetry Day.

Questioning and challenging the world around us, Back Teeth examines girlhood, the feminine body, and the dark place within. Using poems as vehicles to explore identity, nature, and womanhood, Edmonds unearths an enchanting and frightening landscape.

The debut collection is receiving glowing praise from critics and fellow poets.

"This is an exquisite book which manages to find a truly unique and particular language for the experience of growing up and occupying the world as a woman. These poems are bold, dream like, heady and breathtaking. A stunning debut that will stay with whoever reads it for a long time." Cecilia Knapp, Little Boxes

"Back Teeth is a gorgeously grotesque emergence from that deep, dark place inside every woman and girl. This bold debut collection will leave you breathless with a mouth full of bittersweet flavours." Hanan Issa, National Poet of Wales (BA English Literature, Class of 2008).

Poet and writer Taylor Edmonds (MA Creative Writing, Class of 2020) has been recognised with a Rising Stars Award from Literature Wales for work featured by Poetry Wales, BBC Wales, Butcher's Dog, Cheltenham Poetry Festival and Parthian.

Last year as Poet in Residence for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, her poem When I Speak of Bravery celebrated Betty Campbell in the unveiling of the first public statue to celebrate a woman in Welsh public life.

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