A haunting debut collection, vividly illustrating the journey of a young women into parenthood. Themes of loss, love, anxiety and transition are underscored by the brutality of post-natal depression and family break-up. Written with heart breaking honesty, this is a collection that will stay with you long after the last page.
Cover image: Reverie by Caroline Brown. 32pp Paperback ISBN 978-1-9160381-6-5.
What people say:
Keepsake is a debut collection of poetry by Kayleigh Campbell, and what a treat it is. Although the poems’ subjects are on the edge (of life, land, and sanity), the effective is far from liminal. There is a freshness, clarity and purpose to Campbell’s writing that makes shards of glass glitter in spring’s sun.
– Michael Stewart (author of the best selling novel Ill Will)
I loved Kayleigh’s debut collection. It is composed of well crafted, memorable and lovely poetry. Keepsake soars and swoops with imagery which stays with you long after you’ve put the book down. The depth of emotion therein is potent and heartfelt, the understanding and authenticity is evident in the work, phrases crackle with quality and I feel certain this collection is the beginning of excellent things for this wonderful poet.
– Jonathan Humble