The rawness of poetry resonates with the human soul more than anything else in this world. This collection of poetry explores a multitude of themes including life, death, love, time, fear and hope.
Created by Emma-Jane Barlow in 2020, the First Line Poets Project is an online collaborative initiative that pairs up writers from across the globe to write poetry using first lines as inspiration. This anthology is a compilation of work from past and present members of the project. The poets in this book are like individual fingerprints; no two are the same. Some speak in different mother tongues, some have only just found writing and others have been writing from the moment they could hold a pen.
The talented poets who were selected to be published in this anthology share their bravery, passion and vulnerability in these poems, written just for you.
Emma-Jane Barlow (known as EJ) is a best-selling Manchester-based author, poet, copywriter, content creator, songwriter, singer and creative. She has been writing poetry for over twenty years and finds comfort in writing about her life experiences.
Emma-Jane has performed at several events including Poetry at the Park, Mic at the Mill, Natter, Salford Arts Theatre and Switchblade. She has been featured in multiple anthologies including Blue Rose, Our Minds: Our Future, Chapters of Venus, Unchaining Freedom Trilogy and Ey Up: A Northern Anthology. EJ shares her artistic journey on her Instagram page @emmajanepoetry and is also the founder of the successful collaborative poetry project First Line Poets @firstlinepoets.
In 2020, she self-published her debut book Darkness & Light, which became a multiple bestseller on Amazon, including the top 20 bestselling books for British poetry. She has just released her highly-anticipated second collection of poetry, Sins & Sunflowers with Bent Key Publishing, it can be bought directly through bentkeypublishing.co.uk or Waterstones. She has also just released The First Line Poets Anthology, which is a collection of 260 poems by 120 poets from across the globe that are part of her project The First Line Poets.
Publisher: Emma-Jane Barlow
Number of Pages: 376
Interior Pages: B&W
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