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Becky Cherriman’s Echolocation is a stridently assured body of work that negotiates the tethers binding mother and child. Infertility, fostering and single motherhood are encountered and marked by those elements of love that exist within the interstices of domestic spaces and everyday life: the remnant of smells and ghosts within the folds of a blanket, a child as its moth ...more
29 pages
Published February 17th 2016 by Mother's Milk Books

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Cathy Bryant
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy various kinds of poetry - but just occasionally, I read something that grips me from start to finish, cannot be put down, and will be read and re-read. 'Echolocation' comes into the latter category. As a poet myself, I'm sick with envy that such marvellous stuff is possible.
'Lullabies' is the sort of poem that ought to win prizes:

At the first call, the mothers come;
they heave off the gravel heap of sleep

and later:

They are the ssters of alchemists
grinding gold from colic and clock tick

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Becky Cherriman is a writer, performer and workshop leader based in Yorkshire.

Becky’s first poetry collection "Empires of Clay" was published in November 2016 by Cinnamon Press. Her poetry pamphlet "Echolocation" published by Mother's Milk in February 2016 was longlisted in the Saboteur Awards 2016.
Her current project is “Corseted” - a one act show that weaves together the story of women’s right
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