Ways of Healing


Ways of Healing is an embodied collection with a distinctive and tough but tender voice. Charlotte Shevchenko Knight explores themes of longing, of loss, and of pain and its remedies. These poems are alive with their own vulnerability, are at times unnerving, and are always packed with astonishing sensations and images. 

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Published June 2022

What Writers and Critics Think

  • Ways of Healing will break your heart and slowly put it together again. These poems take real risks in their navigation of the difficult landscape of abortion and painful relationships, deploying beautiful lyric phrasing and a playful use of form to create a world where darkness and light, possibility and endings can co-exist together.

    Kim Moore
  • I find these poems of conception, loss, and the end of an affair incredibly moving. They speak to all the tender, hurt places of early womanhood, and while they are knowing, they are also haunting, sensitive, and brave. A commanding new voice.

    Fiona Benson
  • Knight remakes the world one poem at a time in rituals for healing, poems in dialogue with Sappho and Iris, evocations of primeval folklore, ‘through a hidden door, a circle of women worship’. And yet there is also so much revivification and modernity – a micro pig, the HR department, an Uber home – that these poems sing out with an enviable confidence and contemporary lyricism.

    Richard Scott


Charlotte Shevchenko Knight is a British-Ukrainian poet with a Masters from Goldsmiths University. She was recently commended in the National Poetry Competition, and forms part of the Poetry Translation Centre’s Undertow Eight. Her work centres on womanhood, Ukrainian history, and folklore. She has written pieces for the United Nations, Magma, and bath magg, amongst others.

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eBook (ePub), Pamphlet


9781914914263, 9781914914270



Publication Year

June 2022

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