Peach Pig: The debut collection from the Young People’s Laureate for London, Forward Prize-shortlisted author

Cecilia Knapp

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Brown Book Group, Little

Published: 6th Oct '22


Peach Pig is the debut collection of poetry by the former young people’s laureate Cecilia Knapp, as she grapples with grief and the detachment young women today feel. Full of Cecilia’s vivacious hope, persistence and direct, deadpan humour, hers is a hugely relatable and bold new voice.

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SKU: 9781472156815



‘Cecilia Knapp is a great writer. I love her’ KAE TEMPESTIn her devastatingly powerful debut collection, Cecilia Knapp examines the experience of motherlessness and its lasting impact, as well as the lessons passed between generations of women.These poems explore women’s complicated relationship with their bodies, with sex, and with shame as she traverses the violence of romantic love, but also employs humour and mischief, a wry reclaiming of power.We hear stories of a challenging childhood in a seaside town, a girl growing up, getting out and reckoning with the guilt of being ‘one of these people now.’The collection also offers a look at Knapp’s close relationship with her older brother, his struggles with addiction and, eventually, his death. With tenderness, she remembers him and unpacks the unique grief that comes after a suicide.Peach Pig is a candid and unflinching look at loss, an attempt to find a language for it. It grapples with feelings of anxiety, insecurity and displaced anger; but it is also a collection full of dreams, hope and vibrant persistence, a willingness to question and to carry on.

Additional information

Weight 0.11 kg
Dimensions 14 × 128 × 196 mm
Page Count 96