This is a first collection by Natalie Scott. Anna Woodford has said of her work that she has a lovely lightness of touch and quirkiness of phrase. Brushed is a memorable and persuasive debut. Many of the poems in Brushed engage with a cross section of paintings and sculture in a delightful and playful tone.
About Anna Scott
Born 1979 and raised in Esh Winning, Co Durham, Natalie Scott has lived near Yarm for three years since her job as English and Creative Writing Lecturer at Prior Pursglove Sixth Form College brought her to Teesside. 2009 saw ‘Victorine’ as a finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Works Anthology and Brushed is her first collection. Being an artist and poet, her poems reflect on her interest in fine art, particularly the subjects of paintings who are eager to tell their stories. Other poems draw on her observations of relationship, loss, isolation and nature, considering the poignancy and humour of the seemingly simple moments in life.