Sleeve Catching Fire at Dawn


Historical in one sense, exploring events such as the Black Death, the Reformation and cows watching the first passenger train pass by (1830), but also highlighting ideas that are very relevant today; injustice, intolerance and cruelty. Light plays significantly throughout – dawns, sunsets, darkness and enlightenment.

An extraordinarily precise and effective deployment of sometimes quite arcane knowledge. There’s the shock of originality, followed by the more important realisation that things that matter are being said. – David Constantine

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Madeleine Wurzburger was born in Kingston-upon-Thames and currently lives in Richmond, Surrey, where she works as a private EFL teacher. Her poems have been published in the Rialto, Long Poem Magazine and included in the 2012 Flarestack Poets anthology. In 2015 she was a shortlisted poet in the Bridport Prize.