Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Deborah Alma

Price £9.99

ISBN: 9781911027416


Date: 24th May 2018

Format: Paperback

Extent: 80 pp




About the Book:

Deborah Alma's debut Dirty Laundry, to be published in May 2018 by Nine Arches Press, is raucous, sexy and brilliantly honest - a rich mix of sharply observed, funny and often poignant poetry.


Deborah Alma runs the world's first and only mobile poetic first aid service from her base in Newtown, Powys. A mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations inside her vintage 1970s ambulance and prescribes poems as cures. She is also the editor of the anthologies The Emergency Poet: an Anti-Stress Poetry Anthology and The Everyday Poet: Poems to Live By (both Michael O'Mara Books Ltd). Her pamphlet True Tales of the Countryside was published by The Emma Press in 2015.

Deborah Alma was born in North London, has lived on the Welsh/ Shropshire borders for the last 25 years where she brought up her 2 sons and she lives with the poet James Sheard. She teaches creative writing, works with people with dementia and at the end of their lives and is the Emergency Poet in her 1970’s ambulance. She edited The Emergency Poet-an anti-stress poetry anthology and The Everyday Poet-Poems to Live By (Michael O’Mara Books). Her first poetry pamphlet True Tales of the Countryside was published by The Emma Press. She is currently Honorary Research Fellow at Keele University.



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