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Book launch for "Pilgrim"
This is the booklaunch for our newest poetry pamphlet: "Pilgrim" by Lisabelle Tay, illustrated by Reena Makwana. The event will feature a reading from Lisabelle and Q&A with both Lisabelle and Reena.

You can pre-order a copy of the book here: https://theemmapress.com/shop/pilgrim/

The book's blurb: In her debut pamphlet, Lisabelle Tay leads the reader down through the underworlds of illness, motherhood and family histories. Lighting the way with her luminescent poems, the poet draws on Celtic, Classical and Chinese mythologies, appealing to the selkie, Eurydice, and Chang’e in turn as she seeks a path through the darkness – and back to the light.

Pilgrim depicts a journey and a return, moving from the expansive and mythological to the inward and personal. The pilgrim who left is not the pilgrim who returns…

Nov 5, 2021 11:00 AM in London

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Lisabelle Tay
Lisabelle Tay writes poetry and fiction, often with a speculative bent. After completing her studies in English Literature at King’s College London, she returned to Singapore, where she now lives with her husband and son. Her story Surat Dari Hantu recently placed first in the 2020 Dream Foundry short story contest. 'Pilgrim' is her debut poetry pamphlet.
Reena Makwana
Reena Makwana is a London-based illustrator creating illustrations using drawings, embroidery and print. Her work is influenced by the city, characters, creatures, social past and present. She has produced work for clients including Vittles, Pit Magazine, Endeavour Agency, Lecker, Big Family Press, OOMK and At The Table. Visit her website here: reenamakwana.com