When I heard the talented duo that is Andy N and Amanda Steel, had a new poetry collection out, I had to read and spread the word!
Originally inspired by what was intended to be a standalone seven-word poem on Instagram; “Run Away with Me in Seven Words” is the debut co-written collection by Manchester Poets and real-life couple, Amanda Steel and Andy N.
This book contains a sequence of poems taking the reader through a journey. Each piece is exactly seven words, where the two writers seem to play emotional tennis with each other using a pared down precision, redefining how sequences of poetry can be written. This collection takes its readers on a lyrical journey from the beginning, celebrating the textures of life and indeed love, between the desire to stand still and the necessity of not been afraid to run away with the flow.
I really enjoyed the combination of photography and poetry. A relaxing read to spend an evening with!
A feel good collection, currently available on Lulu here!