"Broad in scope, generous in spirit and wittily accompanied by Risbridger's commentary" Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent
Set Me On Fire is an anthology for a new moment in poetry: a collection of fresh, vibrant voices from poets all over the globe, both living and dead. With an intuitive, accessible, feelings-first format, these are poems for the moments when you really need to know that someone else has been there too.
These are poems about eating and kissing and having too many feelings, about being outside and inside and loving someone so much you think you might die. They are about break-ups and getting back together and oh-god-it’s-complicated-don’t-ask-me moments. They are about wanting and waiting and having, about grieving and life after death and the end of the world.
Ella Risbridger is a writer and poet. She has written for the Guardian, Prospect, Grazia and Stylist, among others and wrote a column in The Pool called ‘My Life in Poems’. Set Me On Fire is her first poetry anthology.
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