Nov 21, 2018

Smith|Doorstop poet Louise Wallwein receives MBE at Buckingham Palace



We are delighted to announce that today, Smith|Doorstop poet Louise Wallwein was awarded her MBE at Buckingham Palace. 




'Glue' was published by Smith|Doorstop in October 2017, and is a groundbreaking book of poems, story-telling and script. The book expands on the true-life script of her first two meetings with her birth mother, three decades after being put up for adoption. ‘Glue’ retells a childhood shuttled from one carer to another. Clear eyed, affecting, witty and engaging, this book is often disturbing but ultimately life affirming


I consider that my job as a poet is to listen, witness, record, be active in social change, breathe life into the school curriculum and to be a mentor to younger artists. I look forward to using this award to get closer to the ear of power and tell them what you as society tell me. – Louise Wallwein MBE



You can find out more about Louise by visiting her author page  on our website.


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