Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria is the largest annual gathering of Gypsies and Travellers in Europe. As a child, Jo Clement visited the fair each year with her Grandad Jack. In this moving homecoming, the poet travels alone to the fair to watch horses be bathed in the River Eden and raced along the electrifying flashing lane, to reflect on the poetics and politics of Gypsy identity.
Lyrically agile and never predictable, Moveable Type is a proud and startling debut pamphlet which marks an impressive new voice in contemporary poetry.
Published by New Writing North (Forthcoming, 2019) with support from Arts Council England.