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Christina Thatcher, How to Carry Fire, News, Poems, Poetry, poets -

Read 3 poems from Christina's forthcoming 2020 poetry collection How to Carry Fire including the title poem on Anthropocene.   Conjure every fire you have ever read about— London’s gutting, Brisbane’s breadless   factory, Boston’s burning. Remember your aching home, the leftovers   of your childhood journals flaking in the hot shell of your bedroom.   Christina Thatcher is a Creative Writing Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her work has featured in over 40 publications including The London Magazine, Planet Magazine, The Interpreter’s House and more. Her first collection, More than you were, was published by Parthian Books in 2017...

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Christina Thatcher, fire, How to Carry Fire, More than you were, online course, poetry, Poetry School, second collection -

In May 2020 we will be launching Christina Thatcher's second poetry collection, How to Carry Fire. Ahead of her new online course for the Poetry School, Christina has written a blog post about the burning down of her childhood home, and why, over 10 years later fire still fascinates her. Here's an extract: 'More than ten years on, I still think of our burning home. Every time I sit next to beach bonfires, roast marshmallows, shove kindling into a woodstove, I consider again what fire brings and takes away from us. As a writer, I am fascinated by how fire...

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