The launch last night of this lovely thing – an anthology of poems about female friendship, edited by Amy Key and published by The Emma Press.
I’d always wanted to write a poem about Rizzo (most magnificent of the Pink Ladies girl gang in ‘Grease’), and when I did the maths last year and worked out that she’d be 70 now, I thought Amy’s BFF call-out for poems would be the perfect spur to write her a birthday tribute. ‘O God, 70, Can You Believe?? Come Over. No Cake’ is on page 48 – other poets included are Rachael Allen, Emily Berry, Liz Berry, Sophia Blackwell, Sophie Collins, Nia Davies, Francine Elena, Annie Freud, Sophie Herxheimer, Holly Hopkins, Emma Jeremy, Suzanne Joinson, Angela Kirby, Fran Lock, Amy Mackelden, Sharanya Manivannan, Kathryn Maris, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Rebecca Perry, Rachel Piercey, Kathy Pimlott, Andrea Quinlan, Jacqueline Saphra, Brenda Shaughnessy, Catherine Smith, Martha Sprackland, Camellia Stafford, Claire Trévien, Megan Watkins, Laura Webb and Alison Winch.