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Skin & Blister by Blake Morrison

Blake Morrison writes: ‘Between June and September 2021, I wrote this series of poems about my sister, who had died at the age of 67 two years previously…. Skin & Blister – Cockney rhyming slang for sister – seemed a good title for the poems: our relationship was intimate but also painful.’

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ISBN 978 1 8384509 5 3         

Blake Morrison was born in Yorkshire. He is better known for his two best-selling memoirs, And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Things My Mother Never Told Me, but is the author of several poetry collections and four novels. A new memoir, Two Sisters, also about his sister, comes out this year. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Goldsmith’s University.

Gina Wilson

We are very sorry to learn of the death of the poet Gina Wilson. Mariscat was very pleased to publish her pamphlet, It Was and It Wasn’t. We enjoyed a memorable evening with her and her husband when she was short-listed for the Michael Marks Award in 2017. We really liked her poems – wry, witty and moving.

Christine de Luca’s Veeve was longlisted for the 2021 highland book prize


Hugo Williams’ Badlands & Leontia Flynn’s Nina Simone is Singing for the Poetry Award and Mariscat Press for the Publishers’ Award.

Click here for more information on the Michael Marks Awards.