Good Earth by Caroline Teague

£6.99

  • Image of Good Earth by Caroline Teague
  • Image of Good Earth by Caroline Teague
  • Image of Good Earth by Caroline Teague
  • Image of Good Earth by Caroline Teague

2018 Pamphlet Winner

--
In this debut collection Caroline Teague addresses ideas of melancholy linked to striving for a sense of belonging and home. At the same time Good Earth explores reactions and reflections of grief, family and several identities that fit outside the `standard'. These poems are deeply personal explanations of feelings that travel between pain and longing to build a tender bridge of understanding and comfort between the reader and the author.
--
Good Earth brims with honesty and sweetness - the sweetness of brown sugar, and the bittersweet of reminiscing. These poems provide a captivating narrative, navigating the reader ‘through these hostile waters’ of injustice and racism (‘To Sea! To Sea!) and landing us in the delicate and unresolved territory of grief (‘January’), with the heritage of family and relationships steering the way. Throughout this journey, Caroline Teague has truly managed to 'capture something beautiful’ (‘Polaroid’), keenly observing – and celebrating – the human condition and its fleeting connections while negotiating the bitter, the salty, and the mournful. Good Earth has a poignancy and directness that will compel you to return to it again and again.’ - KEITH JARRET
--

Caroline Teague is a London born and bred poet writing pieces on grief, identity and how they comes to terms with some harrowing realities of being human and being alive, in a style they call `tragic optimism' hoping that the honesty through their writing can translate into something positive and comforting for someone else. Creator of the musical project "Caroline Smiling" which blends music, spoken word and illustration to creatively communicate ideas around mental health and queer identity. Caroline was the international guest at the 2018 Portugal Slam in Lisbon in October 2018 and the poet in residence at the Stanza poetry festival in St. Andrews, Scotland in March 2019, continuing to perform their work regularly at poetry and literary events across the UK. They also curate London's only regular 3-round Slam, Genesis Poetry Slam, and is an artist-in-residence at the Vauxhall-based queer cabaret night Bar Wotever.
--

www.carolinesmiling.co.uk
BLOG: Winning Debut Pamphlets Launch This October

Image of ...and then she ate him by Tom Denbigh
Coming soon
...and then she ate him by Tom Denbigh
£9.99
Image of Circles by Carmina Masoliver
Circles by Carmina Masoliver
£9.99
Image of Midnight Picnics in Tehran by Leilah Jane King
Midnight Picnics in Tehran by Leilah Jane King
£9.99
Image of Little You by Rachel Nwokoro
Little You by Rachel Nwokoro
£9.99
Image of Amuse Girl by Hannah Raymond-Cox
Amuse Girl by Hannah Raymond-Cox
£9.99
Image of Cosmocartography by Ciarán Hodgers
Cosmocartography by Ciarán Hodgers
£9.99
Image of The Other Woman by Sophia Blackwell
The Other Woman by Sophia Blackwell
£9.99
Image of How To Be Held by Maddie Godfrey
How To Be Held by Maddie Godfrey
£9.99
Image of soak by Isadora Vibes
soak by Isadora Vibes
£9.99
Image of Through your blood by Toby Campion
Through your blood by Toby Campion
£9.99
Image of Very Friendly Weapon by James M'Kay
Very Friendly Weapon by James M'Kay
£9.99
Image of We Need to Talk by Agnes Török
We Need to Talk by Agnes Török
£9.99
Image of Zebra by Robert Garnham
Zebra by Robert Garnham
£9.99
Image of Requite by Malaika Kegode
Requite by Malaika Kegode
£9.99
Image of Selah by Keith Jarrett
Selah by Keith Jarrett
£9.99
Image of Permeable by Hannah Chutzpah
Permeable by Hannah Chutzpah
£9.99
Image of Better Watch Your Mouth by Jenn Hart
Better Watch Your Mouth by Jenn Hart
£6.99
Image of The Letters I Never Sent You by Paula Varjack
The Letters I Never Sent You by Paula Varjack
£9.99
Image of Happiness is an Art Form by Agnes Török
Happiness is an Art Form by Agnes Török
£10.99
Image of The Fire Eater's Lover by Sophia Blackwell
The Fire Eater's Lover by Sophia Blackwell
£9.99
Image of Nice by Robert Garnham
Nice by Robert Garnham
£9.99
Image of Opposite the Tourbus by Sophia Walker
Opposite the Tourbus by Sophia Walker
£8.99
Image of The Woman Who Was Not There by Joelle Taylor
The Woman Who Was Not There by Joelle Taylor
£9.99
Image of Gingering the World from the Inside by Anna Freeman
Gingering the World from the Inside by Anna Freeman
£7.99
Related products