Books by Katy Evans-Bush

Egg Printing Explained

Published June 2011. Order from Salt Publishing within the UK, or (for free shipping to anywhere in the world) from the Book Depository.

“Quirky and surreal in its exploration of art and relationships”
– Poetry Book Society

The book is a dance of language: dramatic, comic and exuberant. What is especially dazzling is the cavalcade of forms and registers. The poems shift in mood and music from plain song to baroque, from chant to rock, from blues to opera. Her phrases surprise and delight…This is a sharply-written book from one of our sharpest wits. But it is also one of the most generous and melodic books of contemporary poetry I’ve read in some time.”
– David Morley

Oscar & Henry

Oscar & Henry, a pamphlet, was published in January 2010 by Rack Press. You can order it from Rack Press or direct from me.

“For Henry, having two countries meant staged risk, and privacy. For Oscar, having the world meant everything bet on the one toss. In a 20′s Modernist trope, this sequence hints at big unanalysed scandals by almost making them cockney rhyming slang: Evans-Bush shows us Two Great Late Victorians through the prism of the 1920s, even while she looks back 90 years at the Modernists, in a double manoeuvre.”
– Ira Lightman

“Impressive” “[Her] sympathies appear to lie with James… but the wit and playfulness of this collection also acknowledge Wilde’s more teasing way with the truth.”
– Andrew McCulloch, TLS

Me and the Dead

Published July 2008. Order from Salt Publishing or the Book Depository.

“I couldn’t put it down! Absorbing and satisfying at many levels.”
– Ian Duhig

“The most exciting news in contemporary poetry is a mid-Atlantic, old-and-new-world marriage. In her saucy, brilliant debut, Katy Evans-Bush proves one of the brightest offspring of this marriage… deserves to be read everywhere.”
– David Mason

“A successful Evans-Bush poem has the momentum of a multi-plot novel.”
– Kate Bingham, Poetry London

The Like Of It

Six rising poets – Karen Annesen, Edward Barker, Katy Evans-Bush, Heather Holden, Simon Rees-Roberts, Liane Strauss – in an anthology published by Baring & Rogerson, 2005. Buy it on Amazon.

“Katy Evans-Bush can tell an offbeat story the way you’ve never heard it before, but wanted to. Her ironised yet romantic fatalism—reminiscent of a post-sisterhood Millay—is a model of wit and restrained emotion.”
– John Stammers, foreword, The Like Of It