Em Strang is a poet, Dark Mountain editor and prison tutor. Her writing preoccupations are with ‘nature’, spirituality and the relationship between the human and nonhuman. Her illustrated pamphlet, Stone, was published in March 2016 by Atlantic Press with all proceeds going to Scottish charity, Trees For Life. Bird-Woman is her first full collection.
“Em Strang’s poetry reminds us that right dwelling is not just a theoretical or ideo-logical concern; it must also be rooted in the gravity that structures everything, rich in the old pagan knowledge and unafraid to find a home for what we do not fully understand. Bird-Woman is a delicious collection, a book to be savoured in the fullest sense.” —John Burnside
“Em Strang’s poems are shamanic, in that they restore to us abandoned mythologies. Nothing is stable in this very real world, where houses can become birds, where the animal lies shallowly below the surface of the human, where poems are haunted with what is unsaid. An ‘old throat from the other side’, full of bewilderment, concern, passion and beauty.” —Jen Hadfield
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