• Petit, Pascale

    Petit, Pascale

    Pascale Petit was born in Paris, grew up in France and Wales and lives in Cornwall. She is of French/Welsh/Pakistani heritage. She worked as a sculptor before turning to poetry. Her seventh poetry collection Mama Amazonica, published by Bloodaxe in 2017, was a Poetry Book Society Choice. Her work has been widely translated and is characterised by the opulence and vividness of its image-making.


"Candlestick’s website is enticing and you might find yourself buying pamphlets of poems about puddings and bicycles..." Erica Wagner
The Times

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