We are delighted to share the publishing success of Angela Readman, the 2014 Charles Causley Poetry Competition winner. Angela’s poem ‘The Incredible Mrs Fox’ has been included in a new anthology of animal poems entitled ‘Some Cannot Be Caught’, published by The Emma Press and edited by Anja Konig and Liane Strauss.
The poems collected in this anthology explore humans as animals themselves, as well as animals as humans. The poems examine the merging of boundaries between humans and animals through joy, fear, aggression, and sex, as well as how humans consider themselves different to animals. The medium of language and poetry is even explored as one of the potential differences (or not) between humans and animals.
An introductory note by Anja and Liane explores these aims for the anthology, aligning humans and animals with their need for hierarchy and belonging as social species. The Publisher describes the anthology as exploring “the price we pay for belonging”.
Angela Readman won first prize in the 2014 Charles Causley International Poetry with her poem ‘The Museum of Water’.