The Pleasure Dome by Louise Fazackerley
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Take your little feelings-junkie-self on a dash through the house of fun. Here is hedonism and anhedonia a.k.a ‘the inability to feel anything’ nothing? explored through lyric poetry and dystopian prose poetry. Here are the Romantic Poets. Here are some bands from the 1980’s. Here is a bathroom. Here is a place where the super-rich get to use your organs instead of their own. Obvs. Think escapism, mothers guilt and drink- some of it set in an alternate dimension of distorted mirrors and super-fun balloons. Dilettantes and the discerning brain are welcome here.
‘Amazing poet’ - Joelle Taylor
‘An amazing performer’ - Will Self
With work rooted in word-witchery and the working class, Louise Fazackerley is a poet from Wigan, near Manchester. In performance she explores the synergy between poetry, voice and movement in a way that makes the ugly beautiful and the mundane fantastical.
Winner of BBC Radio New Voices award, European Slam Finalist and support artist for punk legend Dr. John Cooper Clark, Louise is a true, Northern powerhouse. Welcome to her world of darkly humorous poetry. Previous poetry collections include The Lolitas and The Uniform Factory (Verve Poetry Press), Bird St. (The Secret Writers Club) and audio book, Council House Poetry (Nymphs & Thugs.)
Louise has a degree in Theatre Studies and Creative Writing from Lancaster University and an MA in Creative Writing from Edge Hill University. She lectures and teaches creative writing in schools, prisons and universities. When she is not writing, Louise is loping around Wigan and wrangling two teenage daughters and two teenage cats.