Book Launch

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“All precision-tooled images, sleek lines, and fleets of fancies, fond and less so, Katie Griffiths’s The Attitudes is a book to cherish. From top to toe, it has sword-tip-sharp insight, muscular grace, and an invigorating sense of wonder, underpinned by an effortless musicality. These poems strike a pose, daring you not to fall in love with them.” – Rishi Dastidar

Praise for The Attitudes

“Katie Griffiths brings a mercurial inventiveness to the serious concerns at her poetry’s core – belief, selfhood and the soul. Applying pressure to language, tilting it, these poems frequently astonish. They empower us and invite us to live more enquiringly.” – Moniza Alvi

“The magic of Katie Griffiths’s poetry is its astonishing innovativeness alongside an ancient and elemental ‘baseline’. The resulting music, with hints of the Bible and old adages, is surprising, exuberant, original – each line quivering with intensity. Tonally, too, she finds her own way, mixing irony, solemnity, apology and vivacity. Griffiths, who writes about femininity and embodiment with incredible wisdom and skill, ceaselessly interrogates form and function – of the body, of the lyric speaker, and of the poem.” – Kathryn Maris