Liz Cowley is an advertising copywriter. She has written poems throughout her life, but only very recently considered publishing. ‘I simply never took things further – except to the attic’. She feels that advertising has been an excellent springboard for poetry – ‘touching a chord, saying as much as possible in as few words as possible, and finding different ways to say things’. She is now working on a third collection. In addition to What Am I Doing Here? she is the author of three other books of poetry: A Red Dress, And Guess Who He Was With? and Outside in my Dressing Gown.
WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
Quick wit and sharp observations”
Liz explores the tapestry of women’s daily lives in over 100 witty and bittersweet poems in her own unique style – original, provocative and often with a devilish sting in the tail. She is not aiming to reach the lofty heights of poetic academia, but rather to touch her audience in a novel way, and to make poetry itself more accessible. Dealing with the frustrations and disappointments along with the joys and pleasures of life, Liz is delighted when readers say to her: ‘I don’t normally like poetry, but I really love this’. Cover and 6 witty illustrations by cartoonist Dorrance. Additional line drawings embellishing many poems by Tony Hannaford.
“A charming utterly approachable collection of words about love, sex and life”
“If you do one thing this week – laugh at Liz’s lines”