Powerfully articulating diverse themes including childhood, relationships, gender and serial-killers, Rosie's first collection since beating throat cancer showcases her thought-provoking and passionate award-winning poetry.
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Rosie Garland is a writer, poet, novelist and singer with The March Violets. Things I Did While I Was Dead is her first collection since recovering from throat cancer and first as "herself"; she also has a well known alter ego, Rosie Lugosi - cabaret chanteuse and decadent hostess of such events as 'Burlesque!' at The Lowry theatre. Rosie's numerous awards include both the Alternative Oscar and Diva awards for solo performer, the DaDa award for performance art, and the People's Cafe Poetry Award in New York. Her debut novel The Palace of Curiosities [HarperCollins, 2013] won the Mslexia novel competition.
"Candid, tender and surprising, these are poems about love and longing, myth and mirrors, the self and the other self. Things I Did While I Was Dead packs a powerful punch." - Jackie Kay MBE, poet & novelist
"One of the country's finest performance poets." - Apples and Snakes
"She is the mistress of language, whether it's making you laugh or informing your emotions. Here is a courageous artist with guile and expertise in equal measure." - Gerry Potter, poet & playwright
"A national treasure." - Dead Good Poets Society