Human Tissue
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Human Tissue

by Hilary Menos

Price: £6

This book is for pre-order only. Publication date 2020-02-01.





Winner of the 2018/19 International Book & Pamphlet Competition

Judged by Neil Astley, Michael Schmidt and Amy Wack

 

There is a genuine pressure of content in the best of these skilfully managed and imaginatively engaged poems. The evidently real life story as it unfolds is quietly told and affecting. - Neil Astley, Michael Schmidt & Amy Wack

 

Exploring the tension between our need for spiritual comfort and the stark realities of science, Human Tissue tells of one family’s experience of kidney donation — their fears, hopes and losses — together with the history and future of organ donation, and the hard truths that people who live with chronic kidney disease have to face.

 

Hilary Menos was born in Luton in 1964 and studied PPE at Oxford and an MA in Poetry at MMU. She has worked in politics, journalism and theatre, and co-ran a 100-acre mixed organic farm in Devon. Her first collection, Berg (Seren, 2009), won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2010. Her second collection, Red Devon, was published by Seren in 2013. She lives in France with her husband and one of her four sons.


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