Threadbare is a remarkable debut of stark and relentless poems driven to explore some of the truly darker corners of human encounters. Yet from this darkness Neale breathes to life a tenacious story of survival, rebirth, and growth, delivered with a poignancy of imagery and deftness of expression that spills out of the pages and knocks at the heart. Abbie Neale is most certainly a poet to watch closely. – Jack McGowan
Abbie Neale is a writer, actor and painter, with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Warwick University. Her poetry has appeared in The North, Abridged, Crannóg, Bath Magg, Cobalt, Playground Poems, Strix Magazine and Whirlagust, an anthology by Yaffle Press, and in 2019 she won the international prize in the York Mix Poetry Competition.