The Grenfell Alphabet by Ruth Valentine

I received my copy today of this affecting chapbook honouring the lives and their loss in the Grenfell Tower disaster. It is sold in aid of the Grenfell Tower Fund.

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It is a poetic lament that is clever without being clever-clogs, and the ruse of working through the alphabet mirrors poignantly the moving through the tower’s floors. Each vignette presents both the individual and the collective, prompted primarily by its alphabetic letter but obviously moving beyond this each time. The items imagined provide a rich visual tapestry to reflect the rich diversity of those who lived and were lost there, and the themes of sharing and journeying and expectations and family can be seen in this extract,

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Ruth Valentine’s blog is here and there is a contact icon to find out about availability and how to order.

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