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Introducing 2021 Author Lucy Hurst and ‘Modern Medicine’.

Pain and disability are at the heart of Lucy Hurst’s forthcoming chapbook, aiming both to carve out a space for disability in poetry, and explore the limits of the body. Using a combination of appropriated medical terminology and an un-capitalised free-verse form, these poems consider illness and its social implications, introducing a bold and propulsive new voice in poetry.

Lucy Hurst is a poet based in Lincolnshire who is currently studying for a Creative Writing Masters at York St John University. Several of the poems in this collection have been featured in online magazines.

On her poetry, Lucy said: “’Modern Medicine’ explores the social constructs of chronic pain, and the limits of social acceptability in expressing such pain.”

To express early interest in reviewing this chapbook, get in touch with Isabelle Kenyon at

'Modern Medicine' will be released in June 2021.

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