My second collection, The Lock-Picker, is being published in February. There will be an online launch, hosted by Palewell Press – see below for details.
From Palewell Press: launch of The Lock-Picker, Friday 26th February at 7pm.
Sue Proffitt’s remarkable second poetry collection is about living alongside her mother who was suffering from dementia. The Lock-Picker explores the nature of self, memory, identity and what it truly means only to exist in the present moment. The Palewell Press online launch is on February 26th 2021 at 7pm. To receive a 20% launch discount on the book’s retail price, register your interest in attending the launch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, if you can’t make that date and time, there’ll be a second launch of my book on Sunday 28th February at 4pm, when I will be reading alongside Veronica Aaronson, whose latest collection, Emily’s Mothers, are poems exploring adoption: its dreamscapes and bloodlines. Email email@example.com for more information and for the Zoom link to this event.
Please see a PDF all about the event HERE
This is exciting, and marks the end of a significant period in my life. Writing about my experience of witnessing dementia at such close quarters has felt important for two reasons: firstly, bearing witness to this period in my life that was such a steep learning curve, but also became strangely redemptive.
Secondly, and no less important, The Lock-Picker reflects my desire to share this experience with all the people in this country (and around the world) who are going through a similar process – supporting someone with dementia – and to reach out to them.