The P Word: Lydia Towsey & Ruth Stacey
Lydia Towsey’s new collection The English Disease (Burning Eye Books, 2019) was described by Dr Jean Binta Breeze MBE as “A brave collection that adds to the strength of new English poetry.”
Lydia is a poet, actor, performer, producer, director, mother and ukulele strummer. Her work moves from humorous through satirical to sensual, serious and edgy. Lydia’s writing is widely published and anthologised and she has received commissions from The Guardian, Royal Albert Hall and Kew Gardens. In 2018 she was listed for “Best Show” in the Saboteur Awards.
Ruth Stacey's latest pamphlet, How to Wear Grunge, was published by KF&S Press. Her collection, Queen Jewel Mistress, tells the story of every English and British Queen. In 2018, her poetry duet with Katy Wareham Morris, Inheritance, won best collaborative work at 2018 Saboteur awards. Stacey lectures in creative writing at the University of Worcester.