A Coalition of Cheetahs


Winner of the 2023 International Book & Pamphlet Competition judged by Hannah Lowe

Varied in subject matter, these poems are clearly in the control of a singular voice. There is wonderful use of imagery throughout and surprising metaphor in abundance, in gentle and inventive poems that explores ideas of love, home, family and loss. – Hannah Lowe

Published March 2024


Doreen Gurrey’s poems are… quiet but powerful in their imagery, and expansive over time. They travel the map and brim with ancestry, love and loss. – Khadija Rouf, The Friday Poem

Doreen Gurrey trained as an English and drama teacher and for several years ran her own Youth Theatre Company. She went on to become an Adult Literacy Tutor writing and delivering Family Learning courses for the local council. Latterly she has worked as a Creative Writing tutor at York University. Her work has appeared in Poetry Salzburg Review, The North and The Yorkshire Anthology. She has won prizes in The McClellan, Bridport and Troubadour poetry competitions. Doreen lives in York and has five grown up children.

Additional information

Weight 0.087 kg
Dimensions 21 × 0.5 × 14.8 cm
Publication Year

March 2024


9781914914720, 9781914914737




eBook (ePub), Pamphlet