everlove by Maggie Butt


“Here is a profound act of poetic, elegiac empathy, a love song to us all and to the earth we love, share and ravage.

Formally versatile, musical, always precise, Maggie Butt offers us the long view, shining a light on history’s legacy and our common humanity.

This is a mature, devastating and ultimately redemptive work, engaging with the best and worst of the human condition in poems both personal and universal.”

Jacqueline Saphra

Maggie studied English at Cardiff University before going on to become a newspaper reporter and then moving to BBC TV as a documentary writer, producer and director. She returned to her first love of poetry after a career spanning many other forms of writing, and everlove is Maggie’s sixth collection, with her poetry appearing widely in international magazines and anthologies.


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