Front cover of Metamorphosis

Thirty years a writer, Gillian Petrie has been an active member of Salisbury’s Kick Start Poets, Royal Holloway’s MA Course in Creative Writing, Palewell Poets, and Letterpress Poets with whom she performed at the Troubadour.

Compassion illuminates many of the poems, whether for patients in the psychiatric hospital of which her father was medical director, a friend in an abusive marriage or a woman whose grandchild has just died. But she is also aware of the need to seize life’s fleeting moments of joy: “know that love is for the taking / as the clock strikes midnight / and the lamp is sputtering.” 

Metamorphosis launched in May 2018You can order the paperback for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page, or from Amazon, ISBN 978-1-911587-01-9.

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