RRP of books sold separately: £27.50
Signed Books Included:
- The Town Talks (March 2020, Wild Pressed Books, Thriller Short Story)
- Growing Pains (March 2020, Indigo Dreams Publishing, Chapbook.) - Poetry
- This is not a Spectacle: Extended Edition (revised February 2019) - Poetry
- Digging Holes To Another Continent (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, NY, 2018) - Poetry
- Potential (Ghost City Press Microchap) - Poetry
The Town Talks - Short Story
THE TOWN TALKS explores the lives of twins Michael and David, removed from their father as babies and later separated from each other when Michael is abducted.
Michael and David live separate lives and David only ﬁnds out the truth when he discovers Michael’s autobiography, learning his twin’s date of death.
Judith, their mother, never gives up on ﬁnding Michael. The story is told in short chapters from her perspective as she navigates single parenthood, the loss of her child, and life in a new town
Praise for Growing Pains:
In this chapbook, Isabelle Kenyon navigates the grey space between child and adult. From the playground wars with worms, to the value of a woman’s body as she learns to take up her own space, this collection values kindness in an increasingly cruel society.
"Spartan of both language and spirit, Isabelle Kenyon's uncompromising Growing Pains sifts and measures the weight of the human soul. In this unflinching and incisive commute from schoolyard savagery through toxic masculinity and calculating a woman's worth, to grief and dislocation, Kenyon divines humanity's salvation in passing acts of kindness."
- Anne Casey, Poet and Writer (Salmon Poetry, The Times)
“This Is Not A Spectacle is a poignant and meditative commentary on the human existence. By way of captivating imagery and musicality, Kenyon’s words can be felt equally in the mind and in the heart.” - Ashley Jean Granillo, Author of LOVE FROM THE BARRICADE
The second edition of This is not a Spectacle explores the aftermath of a car crash, grief and strength. How do we live through loss and hardship? How do we mask our pain?
"Digging Holes to Another Continent, contains twenty poems, but it speaks volumes. Almost like a small story in verse, the poems in this chapbook chronicle the sights and experiences of a trip to New Zealand. The beaches and the sea feature heavily in these perfect small poems, and these pieces turn the reader into a traveler to far distant shores."
(Blurb by Nicholas Trandahl, author of Pulling Words and Think of Me)
12 pages/Micro Chap
Published as part of the much-loved Ghost City Press summer series, Isabelle Kenyon's micro chapbook is a brave and prickly collection which touches on new relationships, the-thing-between-her-legs and sexual assault. Light in tone, it is an exploration of the wonderful and the horrible things which can occur alongside love.