Neon by Bethany Rose
NEON softly lights the shadowy path of LGBT issues, mental health, school, grief and longing. Delve into a mind of swimming pools and hospitals, planets and supernovas, classrooms and therapy offices, playgrounds and the sky – all bound together in tight poetry spliced with light. This collection is dedicated to anyone who is looking for a way to come back home to themselves.
“Painful, dark and true, lit up with intense poetic fire and yet curiously practical - a wonderful collection for these times and forever”. - Emma Thompson
"Bethany Rose’s poetry will electrify your mind, and kiss your soul." - Dolly Alderton
"A dynamic and compelling new voice in LGBT+ poetry" - Joelle Taylor
"Bethany's poetry doesn't shy about from difficult subject matter but when you take a closer look you see there is so much beauty to be found even in our most painful experiences." - Dean Atta
"Beth makes visible wht you wished you were brave enough to say out loud, leaving you awestruck and rapt." - Erica Gillingham
Bethany Rose’s poem ‘Pink’ aired on BBC3 last year and received over five million views, and her commission ‘Lightbulb’ for BBC1 had just under one million. Beth is an LGBT spoken word poet and illustrator who writes about everything from sexuality to mental health, through to longing and light.
Imprint: Burning Eye Books
Publication Date: 05 November 2020