This collection starts with poems of place, firmly pinned to the map, and then widens out, until we have poems that have no place at all, and are themselves citizens of nowhere. This is a collection for anyone who's ever felt a sense of being home, amongst the singing sirens of the city or the calm of a quiet place. It is also for anyone who has felt stateless; able to transcend the lines on a map, the borders and barbed wire, and connect to other humans everywhere.
Emma Joliffe likes to tell stories, sometimes in others' voices. She writes bittersweet poems with humour, hope and humanity. Emma has performed her work at gigs and festivals all over the country, winning slams, and appearing on channel 4's Random Acts. Wherever she performs, from school assemblies to the upstairs of pubs, she always takes audiences on an emotional journey. A former teacher turned creative learning consultant, she is passionate about working with young people to help them find their voice and tell their stories. She lives with her partner by the sea and longs to own a dog.