Books

forthcoming:

A Far Cry from Hackney, CB Editions

Broken Cities

2017

winner of the Poetry Business International Book & Pamphlet Competition

buy from Smith|Doorstop or The Book Depository

“The poet’s cities are ‘broken’ because they are mad and high-strung with the forces of age and rage, but also ‘broken’ in the same way that her lines are: deliberately abandoned, then salvaged; layers of meaning carefully folded into themselves. […] In pointedly contemporary language, we are prompted to ‘have a think’ about the age-old confluences of power, technology, and surveillance.”
–Theophilus Kwek, The Kindling

Broken Cities is a joy.”

— Angelina D’Rosa, Sabotage

Forgive the Language

2015

buy from Penned in the Margins or Amazon

“Lively, direct and just enough ‘out of the ordinary’ without being too much so, Katy Evans-Bush has been a poet to admire for some time. This new book of essays [is] recognizably written in the same spirit as the poems… Katy notices and thinks about detail and why it matters and how it works. It’s like not just driving a car but knowing what is under the distributor cap. […] It is a hugely enjoyable book.”

— David Green

“Disarmingly well read, humane and infectiously engaging. It’s a thrill to read these essays from our foremost blogger.”
— John Field, Poor Rude Lines

Egg Printing Explained

2011

buy from Salt Publishing

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

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

“This stuff’s a joy to read (and especially aloud) and puts a flippant Byronic swagger back into the serious business of poesy.”

— John Field, Poor Rude Lines

Oscar & Henry

2010, Rack Press

out of print

“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

2008

buy from Salt Publishing

“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

2005, Baring & Rogerson

Six rising poets – Karen Annesen, Edward Barker, Katy Evans-Bush, Heather Holden, Simon Rees-Roberts, Liane Strauss

out of print