Beside the See-Side
ISBN 978-0-9576639-6-1 | 66pp | 2014
rrp £7.50 | ebook £4.99
Critically acclaimed playwright Cathy Crabb brings her expert imagination, wit and lucidity to the page in her first poetry collection. Whether dealing with invasive mind spam, brain worms or family, contemplating loss, the inevitability of change or having the odd drink, the corner of her mind's eye is right in front of you.
Includes a Foreword by John Henshaw.
"What I admire is a writer who constantly seeks to question, to pull apart, to discover and share. Cathy Crabb is the ultimate example of the seeker. God bless 'er!" - Tony Curry, poet, playwright & workshop facilitator
"Cathy's poetry is playful and sincere. She finds magic in the humdrum, hope in the heart and nails life every time." - Matt Panesh AKA Monkey Poet, writer, performer, producer & director
"Few playwrights journey me into their plots and characters, fewer poets stop me in my tracks. Every nuance of Cathy's work is a tread 'n' footstep on the crazy paving of my heart 'n' history. Her work makes me feel I'm in there too, being told and being part of it - the hallmark of the finest storytellers." - Gerry Potter, poet, playwright, actor & director
"From the most private of moments to the most public of places, Cathy Crabb swishes her tales like a born storyteller. Funny and tender, raw and real, her poetry is a revelation." - Tony Walsh AKA Longfella, Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence 2011
"Glorious, deadpan, feeds you wisdom like your mam used to feed you day-glo food in the eighties. Cathy Crabb is like a mix between Caroline Aherne, Spike Milligan and chips." - Jackie Hagan, writer, performer & facilitator
Cover by Brink.