She Is

She Is plays close witness to a life unfolding. Together these poems and autobiographical asides journey through love and lust; through grief and pain, through growing up, of getting closer to understanding the nature of the woman inside.

‘I felt like I wanted to wrap Scally Clarke up in cotton wool by the end of the book and my first pint, but by the time I got home and played the CD, it made me smile again.’ – Nik Pearson

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ISBN: 1901927229
Extent: 112 pages + 10 track CD

Author: Michelle Scally Clarke

Cover Price £8.99 Web 6.99

Performer and poet Michelle Scally Clarke laid bare her life in her acclaimed first book I Am, which traced her turbulent journey from care, to adoption, to motherhood, to performer. She Is picks up from where that book left off and follows her rises and falls and the patterns that appear in her life as she matures and peaks as a woman in her early thirties.

She is – a moving walking she-woman ride, for she is an emotion, a passion, a warmth or a loss in every woman. She is – not of me but of we. My sisters, my mothers, my friends and our lovers, our joys and our struggles.

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Michelle Scally Clarke - Tracks from She Is

Two tracks from Michelle Scally Clarke’s CD She Is. Featured here are ‘Safe’ (4:23) and ‘Letdown’ (4:24)

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Michelle Scally Clarke

Michelle Scally Clarke is a performance poet based in Leeds. Her turbulent early life was recounted in I Am, a memoir written when she was 30 years old. Her first full collection, She Is was published in 2003. Both books are published by Route and contain CDs of Michelle in performance with musical accompaniment.

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