An absolute pleasure to day to be involved in the cover reveal for Medusa Retold by Sarah Wallis
A feminist retelling of the Medusa myth, set in a run-down,modern seaside town, Medusa Retold is filled with the magic and fury of the original tale.
In this telling, loner Nuala is difficult and introverted, fascinated by creatures of the sea. Athena becomes her best friend and first crush, and together they form a duo which is ripped apart by circumstance, leaving Nuala unprotected, unable to save herself.
A long-form poem of poignant motifswhich recur throughout, the poem is a mythic puzzle, an epic for ordinary girls, and a love letter to the sea
Medusa Retold is released in November 2020.
It is available from Fly on the Wall Press direct, Gardners, Blackwells online, Ingram Spark and all good bookshops! It is priced at £5.99 – perfect for Christmas Stockings!
Sarah Wallis is a poet and playwright based in Scotland. She has a MA in Creative Writing from UEA and an MPhil in Play writing from Birmingham University. Theatrical residencies include LeedsPlayhouse and Harrogate Theatre. Recent publications include The Yorkshire Poetry Anthology and Watermarks: for Lido lovers and Wild Swimmers and Best New British & Irish Poets 2018.
You can connect with her via Twitter @wordweave and her website sarahwallis.net