Irritatingly hard to classify, Cathy Bryant's poetry hints at what it means to be female and intelligent in the 21st century. Think Carol Ann Duffy meets Spike Milligan: humorous, ingenious, moving, and punchy, in equal measure. This debut collection of one of Manchester's favourite poets is a showcase of incredible talent and wit. There's never a dull moment in Cathy's world. One moment she's describing the disability of speaking with a middle class accent, while the next she's berating New Age Man and his decidedly fake lifestyle. In-between you'll find luscious fantasy, rude limericks, profound love, as well as sex, politics, and veganism. Cathy Bryant is the winner of several literary awards and her work has been published in magazines and books worldwide. In 2010 she co-edited the major new anthology, Best of Manchester Poets. Born in Hampshire and raised in the midlands and Lancashire, she has lived in Manchester all her adult life.
Cathy Bryant's poems and stories have been published all over the world in magazines and anthologies. In 2009 Cathy was runner-up in the Woman & Home short fiction prize, in 2010 she won the Marple Humourous Poetry Prize, in 2011 she was runner-up in the Strange Circle Fiction Contest and the Arthritis Care Creative Writing Contest, and in 2012 she won the Swanezine Poetry Competition, the Sampad 'Inspired by Tagore' Poetry Contest, became runner-up Prole Laureate and won the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. Cathy co-edits the annual anthology 'Best of Manchester Poets', and her own collection, 'Contains Strong Language and Scenes of a Sexual Nature' is available from all good booksellers or online. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org