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.