Bad Luck Woman
Bad Luck Woman charts an obsession with music, film, and cultural miscellanea of all kinds. Mixing humour, gimmick, and the odd moment of earnestness, Alex Bell explores the ways in which ephemeral interests help to form our memories, personal narratives and interpretations of the world. Bell’s love of blues refrains shows in the innovative forms, and in the collection’s tone – tongue-in-cheek, and glass of whiskey firmly in hand.
Alex Bell was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and lives in London. She won the Lord Alfred Douglas Prize for poetry in 2009. Her work has appeared previously in Magma, The Rialto, and And Other Poems, among others, and has been included in the anthologies Homesickness and Exile (The Emma Press, 2014) and Best New British and Irish Poets 2016 (Eyewear Publishing, 2016). She co-organises a series of poetry and karaoke nights with the poet John Canfield at The Betsey Trotwood pub in Farringdon, where she unites her three passions: poetry, music, and ale.